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Skill development workshop for Northeast tomorrow

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New Delhi: Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is organising a workshop for all the northeastern states on Thursday in Sikkim.

The objective of the workshop is to sensitize State Skill Development Mission (SSDMS) and District Skill Committees (DSCs) for effective implementation of the Pradhan MantriKaushalVikasYojana (PMKVY) 3.0, said the ministry on Wednesday.

It added that the workshop will be organised with all eight northeastern states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

The workshop intends to provide a platform for discussion on skilling ecosystem and serve as a medium for exchange of ideas/thoughts and feedback amongst the participants in paving way for formulation of upcoming initiatives under PMKVY.

The regional workshop will also play a pivotal role in fostering the agenda of Skill India Mission wherein the involvement of States along with the District Administrators is crucial. Therefore, the State Skill Development Missions of all the eight States have invited all the District Skill Committees (DSCs) from all the districts for the workshop, the ministry said.

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 was launched on 15th January, 2021 with the support of States/UTs.

Around 1.21 crore candidates were trained under PMKVY 2.0 (2016-2020) and PMKVY 3.0 aims at benefitting 8 lakh youth in the scheme period 2020-21 with an outlay of Rs. 948.90 crore, the ministry informed. (PR)

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