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Skills programme to benefit over seven lakh people: CM

The state government has signed MoUs with several companies and organisations which will provide employment-focused training to 7.02 lakh people under the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Programme, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed the state legislature on Monday.

Mr Fadnavis said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the programme nationally to take advantage of the fact that more than 50 per cent of India’s population is less than 25 years of age.

“There is a disconnect between unemployment and the kind of human resource required by the industries, and this disconnect is one of skill development. The state government set up a separate department for skill development, and launched skill development programme named after BJP leader Pramod Mahajan,” he said.

Mr Fadnavis said under the programme, various institutions offering skill development training had to register with the government and the institute had to give an undertaking that 75 per cent of those trained would be employed. “Under the programme, 614 institutions have registered with us and 551 training centres were started which benefitted 15,407 trainees. Over 124 more training classes are about to commence for training 3,700 more participants,” he said.

He said to ensure that the scheme and the government’s funds were not misused, biometric attendance has been introduced for trainees. It has been made mandatory that 75 per cent of those trained and employed serve in their new jobs for a minimum of six months.

Mr Fadnavis said “The government had also signed MoUs with various industries under the programme and a total of 7,02,000 people will be trained under the skill development programme.”

He said multinationals like Volkswagen had given funds to the tune of Rs 2 crore for upgrading Indian Training Institutes (ITI), and Bosch had signed an agreement for providing soft skills and skills upgradation in 25 it is especially in rural it is.



75% of those trained and employed serve in their new jobs for at least 6 months



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