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July 15, 2018
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana(PMKVY)

What is Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)? Even as he launched the Make in India campaign inviting investors from all over the globe to invest and set up businesses in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised an abundance of skilled labour in the country. Complementary to this was the idea of skills development among the youth of the nation. The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) was thus envisaged as a key measure to [...]Read More

January 24, 2017
Beti Bachao, Beti Padao-Theme for Republic Day

The 68th Republic Day Parade in New Delhi will feature 23 Tableaux, of which 17 will be presented by various states and Union Territories and 6 will be put up by central government ministries and enterprises. This year, the Central Government’s important mission of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ will get a major boost as it was chosen to be one of the important themes in India’s 68th Republic Day parade, with a tableau dedicated to [...]Read More

Skill India Campaign Image

15 July 2015 has been declared as the World Youth Skills Day for the first time ever. To commensurate this day, PM Narendra Modi launched the Skill India Campaign. Launched in association with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), the Skill India campaign is yet another prestigious and ambitious initiative by the PM for the people of our country. The Governing Council will be chaired by Narendra Modi. This campaign will have a [...]Read More

USTAD image

On 14 May 2015, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptullah launched a major welfare scheme in Varanasi, aimed at preserving and upgrading traditional arts and handicraft skills, in a move that will benefit thousands of traditional craftsmen, many of whom belong to minority communities. Upgradation of Skills and Training in Ancestral Arts/Crafts for Development (USTAD) is a Rs 17-crore initiative to preserve and promote traditional skills and ensure wider market access. Launching USTAD in [...]Read More

December 25, 2014
Modi's Skill India

After ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India‘, the NaMo Government is to launch yet another programme. This one is a revised version of programmes launched earlier under the skill development policy. This new programme, called ‘Skill India’, is supposed to be a multi-skill programme. It will be launched in March 2015. Like all other programmes, ‘Skill India’ too is a dream project of Narendra Modi and the work to launch this programme has already been initiated. [...]Read More

September 7, 2014

India is in the process of changing gears on development and the next 10 years is going to see a lot of activity on several fronts like manufacturing, construction, retail and services. The country did begin to show signs of momentum but began to lose steam mid-way into the UPA II regime. With the new government in place, the hope of India reviving its growth story north of 8% seems attainable, post FY’16. But the [...]Read More

September 11, 2013

Despite the fact that the Indian economy has witnessed a considerable growth in the last two decades, this growth rate has not been uniform. Underemployment, low educational levels, a high rate of dropouts and lack of proper vocational training which can provide better employment opportunities, are still prevalent. The shortage of skilled workforce is evident from the discrepancies of demand and supply in the market. According to the reports of a Boston Consulting Group, India [...]Read More



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