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The Skill India Campaign

Prime Minster Narendra Modi launches Skill India Campaign

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For the first time ever, July 15th, 2015 has been declared as the World Youths Skill Day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also launched the Skill India Campaign to mark the day. It is another one of the ambitious campaigns which have been launched by the PM for the betterment of the people of India. This campaign has been well received by people all over India. The campaign has been launched in association with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
This is not the first time that a national policy on skill development has been formulated; the previous one was created by the UPA government in 2009.
Here we are going to talk about the objectives and the policies which are to be covered under the Skill India Campaign.

Objectives of the Skill India Campaign-

  • The main aim of the campaign is to coordinate, converge, implement and monitor skill development activities across the country.
  • Another aim of the government is to provide skill development to around 102 million youth across the country. This they aim to achieve in the span of five years.
  • The final objective of the campaign is to train and develop skills of the youths along with speed, scale and standards spread across the country.
  • The Skill India campaign also aims to bring together the key stakeholders which include various ministries, state governments, departments and other leading industrial bodies, and trainees under a single umbrella which will help the campaign to become a success.

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Policies to be covered under the Skill India Campaign –

Apart from launching the campaign, the PM also launched a few developmental policies

National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015: This policy will offer policy direction to all the stakeholders for skill development and growth of the entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY): The main objective of this scheme is to provide reward –based skill training. According to this scheme, financial incentives will be offered to those who complete the approved skill training programmes easily.

Skill Loan: The government also aims to start a ‘skill loan’ where about 34 lakh youth who want to attend the skill development programmes, will be given a loan between Rs 5,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh.

The government will also start widespread awareness campaigns and mobilization drives to ensure that the message reaches to everyone across the country.

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