Target of Skilling Young People

Under Skill India Mission, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) imparts employable skills to the youth through long term and short term training. The Ministry is implementing its flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), launched in 2015, to provide employable skills to the youth of the nation. Owing to the success of PMKVY 1.0, the scheme was re-launched in October, 2016 called PMKVY 2.0 (2016-2020) on pan-India basis with a target to provide skilling to one crore people under Short Term Training (STT), Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Special Project (SP) across the country over four years (2016-2020) with an outlay of 12,000 crore. Under the Centrally Sponsored Centrally Managed (CSCM) component of PMKVY 2.0, as on 12.06.2019, 49.10 lakh (appx.) candidates have been trained in the country.


Long term training is provided through Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs).The total no. of ITIs have increased from 11964 in the year 2014 to 14494 in the year 2019 and trainees enrolment increased from 16.9 lakh in 2014-15 to 23.08 lakh in 2018-19.


This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri. R. K. Singh in the Rajya Sabha today.