Under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), more than 2 million candidates across the country have been given certificates, with an aim to improve the employability of the youth.
As per an official statement, these candidates have received the Re-cognition of Prior Learning (RPL) that certifies the skills acquired informally will drive the youth to venture into aspirational job roles.
This move will be prove to be beneficial in having a clear picture of the available skill sets of the youth and how much more is needed to upgrade it.
As per the latest report of the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry dated September 17, of the 2.78 million candidates enrolled, 2.70 million have been trained while 2.15 million have been assessed and 2.03 million have been given certificates.
Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, while addressing an event in Chennai on Sunday, said the leather sector is an export driven sector and has the potential to create 2 million jobs in the next 5 years.
In order to increase employment opportunities, the export duty on raw and semi-finished leather products will be rationalised, the government had announced in the recent budget. India accounts for about 13 per cent of the world’s leather production.
India is negotiating Free Trade Agreement with European Union and Australia and has trade records with Japan, Korea, ASEAN nations and Chile.