More than 1.25 crore youth trained under ‘Pradhanmantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna’


GUWAHATI: More than 1.25 crore youth have been trained under the ‘Pradhanmantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna’ informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Popularly known as PMKVY, the scheme was launched six years ago on 15th July, 2015. PMKVY is a skill development initiative scheme of the Government of India for recognition and standardisation of skills.

Speaking on the occasion of World Youth Skill Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the skill development of the new generation is a national need and is the foundation of Aatmnirbhar Bharat as this generation will take our republic from 75 years to 100 years.

Stressing the need of skills in everyday life, the Prime Minister said that learning should not stop with earning. Only a skilled person will grow in today’s world. This is applicable to both people and countries. He said that India providing smart and skilled man-power solutions to the world should be at the core of our strategy of skilling our youth.

The Prime Minister appreciated the step of global skill gap mapping and exhorted the stakeholders to continuously Skill, Re-skill and up-skill. This needs to be expedited as there is going to be a huge demand for re-skilling due to fast changing technology. The Prime Minister also recalled how our skilled workforce helped us in fighting an effective battle against the pandemic.