Budget 2017: Social sector

‘Budget to have major ramifications on skilling’

Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that the measures announced in the Budget will have “major ramifications” for skill development in the country.

Welcoming the announcement to extend the network of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras to 600 districts across the country, Mr. Rudy said that in days to come, these centres would become benchmarks for skilling infrastructure.

“We will not stop at this. We will continue to establish smaller spokes for providing skill development,” the Union minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on Wednesday unveiled measures to leverage India’s “huge demographic advantage” and maximise the employability potential of the youth, and also announced a ₹4,000 crore programme, SANKALP, aimed at providing market relevant training to 3.5 crore youth.

Focus on quality

He said the next phase of skill strengthening for industrial value enhancement (STRIVE) would be launched in 2017-18 at a cost of ₹2,200 crore, which will focus on improving the quality and market relevance of vocational training provided in ITIs and strengthen the apprenticeship programme through an industry-cluster approach. — PTI

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