In the run up to Independence Day, we bring you stories on sectors which have made major impact on the lives of citizens. In this series, today we bring you a report on Skill India and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSME. In the last seven years, nearly one crore 25 lakh youths from different regions of the country have been trained under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana.
Addressing the youth on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day on 15th of last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had stressed on the need to give impetus to the Skill India Mission by adding full strength to the new institutions that were formed in the last six years. Mr. Modi said India’s skilled workforce helped the country to fight against the Covid pandemic.
Skill India scheme is a smart initiative that works toward the development of the country as a whole. Skill India is an initiative of the Government to empower the youth with skill sets, making them more employable. The Skill India programme has numerous benefits and its objective is to enable youth to take up training in order to secure a better livelihood. India has set a target to train more than 40 crore youth by next year. Under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalaya Yojana, ten lakh 81 thousand candidates have been trained and around seven lakh got placement. The government has also taken several steps for technology advancement, skill development and job creation for empowerment of MSME sector. It has simplified the registration process for the MSMEs and now only PAN Card and Aadhaar is required for registration. The government has also come out with Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme to help MSME sector affected due Covid Pandemic.