Significance of skill india mission
A comprehensive program to train and develop industrial, entrepreneurial skills among Indians was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 15, 2015. The program is called ‘Skill India.’
The move to tap potential of India is unprecedented in the country’s history. Skill India is today a major project that involves every segment of the Indian society, local and foreign companies and governments.
Every ministry of the Government of India is involved in the massive Skill India program, billed as the world’s largest initiative to train manpower in a single country or geographic location.
Skill India program will equip and train the nation’s massive, enviable workforce with employable skills and knowledge. This will help them contribute substantially to India’s industrialization and economic boom.
Over 400 million women and men in the country will be trained in various industrial and trade skills by the year 2022. Skill India program was launched on July 15, 2015 to enable Indian economy and industry to benefit from the country’s young work force.
With these missions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched
- National Skill Development Mission
- National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
- Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (Prime Minister Skill Development Scheme)
- Rural India Skill
- Skill Loan Scheme
This is the first time in India’s history that a project that assures financial prosperity to all Indian citizens, eradicates poverty, reduces unemployment and helps develop Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) is being implemented.
Skill India will help reduce dependence on urban and semi-urban jobs. It will provide ample work and business avenues in rural India too. It strives for gender equality for income in India.