Skill Development Scheme in Backward District

New Delhi : As per the National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015 India has a target to train 402.87 million by 2022. This overall targets includes 104.62 million new entrants to existing workforce in the country who need to be skilled to meet industry requirement. In addition 298.25 million of existing workforce need to be reskilled/upskilled. This target is an estimation based on NSSO and CENSUS data, as per the methodology mentioned in the ‘National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015’. NSS 66th and NSS 68th round data were used to calculate the existing workforce in Indian economy and workforce with formal vocation training within it. Further, Government has identified 112 Aspirational Districts where targeted development initiatives are being implemented to provide opportunities for people in these districts that have trailed in development journey of the country.

The information was given by the Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, DharmendraPradhan in a written reply in the LokSabha today.