Empowering Indian youth through various skill development courses

New Delhi : Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, DharmendraPradhan in a written reply in the LokSabha today said that Skill India Mission aims to empower the Indian youth through skill development. Under Skill India Mission, the Government through 21 central ministries/departments is implementing various schemes and programmes for short term trainings. Under Skill India Mission, Ministry of Education is implementing SamagaraShiksha Scheme with an aim to impart vocational courses to the students of Class 9th to 12th.

The scheme comprises of 55 job roles in 19 sectors, i.e., Agriculture, Apparel Made ups & Home Furnishing, Automotive, Banking Finance and Insurance Services (BFSI), Beauty and Wellness, Construction, Electronics & Hardware, Healthcare, Information Technology / Information Technology Enabled Services (IT/ITeS), Media & Entertainment, Multi Skilling, Physical Education & Sports, Plumber, Power, Retail, Security, Telecom, Tourism & Hospitality, Transportation Logistics & Warehousing.

Till March 2021; 13,50,175 students benefitted under the scheme.

Under SamagraShiksha scheme, provision has been made for basic facilities to students and trainers in the Government schools.

Under SamagraShiksha scheme, basic facilities to the student and trainers are provided, namely; tools & equipment for vocational lab, engaging guest lecturers, resource persons, raw materials, maintenance of tools and equipment, books, software, e- learning material, hands-on skill training/on the job training in industrial set up, office expenses/contingencies (including expenditure on awareness & publicity, guidance and counseling), field visits, etc.

The scheme is reviewed at regular intervals to ensure that adequate facilities and trainers are provided to students.