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13.2 million candidates trained, oriented till Nov 21 under PMKVY

  • IBEF
  • December 23, 2021

On Wednesday, 22 December, Parliament was informed that 1.32 crore applicants had been taught and oriented across the country under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), as of November 2021.
The skill development ministry is implementing PMKVY under the Skill India Mission with the goal of imparting short-term skill development training and certification to young Indians, especially the rural poor and unemployed, and making them worthy of employment for a better livelihood across the country.

The scheme includes provisions for providing boarding and lodging, transportation, post-placement support, prize money, and other services to target populations throughout the country, including rural locations.
In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar stated, "As on November 21, 2021, around 1.32 crore candidates (0.67 crore trained in short term training and 0.65 crore oriented in recognition of prior learning) were trained / oriented across the country under PMKVY."

He further stated that under PMKVY, STT (short term training) certified individuals are given placement opportunities, whereas RPL (recognition of prior learning) is not tied to placements because it recognises candidates' current skills.

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