New Delhi (NVI): As many as 64.27 lakhs candidates have been trained under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 2.0) so far, out of which 14.43 lakhs have been placed, Lok Sabha was informed here today.
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) is implementing PMKVY on pan-India basis with the target to provide skilling to one crore people over four years (2016-2020).
Presently, training courses under the Craftsmen Training Scheme are being offered through a network of ITIs located all over the country with total trainees enrolled being 22.82 lakhs (in the trades of 1 year and 2 year durations), Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship R.K. Singh said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
Further, in order to enhance employability of trainees graduating from ITIs, from the session 2019-20, duration of curricula of employability skill has been increased from 110 hrs to 160 hrs in the first year of ITIs. Besides, web based Employability Skills would be of an additional component of 80 hrs in 2nd year.
The MSDE, through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), has also taken multiple initiatives to connect with industries for partnership under the Skill India Mission. 38 Sector Skill Councils have been set up as Industry led bodies which help in training need analysis, curriculum development, rolling out of training and assessment and certification.