Odisha to provide skill training to 6.3 lakh youths through various central schemes

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi chairing 20th interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, in New Delhi on July 12, 2017.

New Delhi: The State Government has planned to provide skill training to 6.3 lakh youths through the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikash Yojana (PMKVY), Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gramin Kaushal Yojana (DDU-GKY) and other initiatives by 2018-19.

Chief Secretary AP Padhi said this to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Niti Aayog meeting held in New Delhi on Monday.

Modi listened to Chief Secretaries of all 30 districts regarding skilled development plans adopted by their respective States.

He spent about three hours among the Chief Secretaries.

Briefing the PM about Odisha’s skill development plans and implementations, Padhi claimed that ‘Odisha Model’ is worth to be emulated by other States.

He said the State Government has developed the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and the Advanced Skill Training Institutes with employment linked quality programmes.

Women Self Help Groups (WSHGs) are being made as the new Project Implementation Agencies (PIAs).

Steps have been taken for best utilisation of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)’s Nirvana Fund.

Padhi appraised the PM that Odisha has been honoured by the Union Government as the number one position in implementation skill development programmes under the DDU-GKY during 2016-17.

Rating and grading of skill training and opening of Active Placements Cells and Migration Support Centres have helped a lot in achieve success, informed Padhi.

The Chief Secretary said the State Government has termed the term “Skill” to Skilled-In-Odisha and the programme is taken up in such way that Corporate India would lock-in talent in Odisha and, in five years,

“The Odisha Model” be worth emulating in other parts of the World.

The Prime Minister, who is spearheading skill development Initiative in the country, listened to Padhi’s briefing with rapt attention, according to officials.