Around 18 lakh youth have enrolled in the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana over the last eight months, revealed Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy last week. He also announced that more than 50% of his skill budget will focus on job roles in rural area. The announcement was made a few days after the Union Budget 2016 was presented.
"We had conducted 410 kaushal melas across 29 states reaching out to many who needed a direction with respect to employability and employment," said the minister.
To further ensure increase in capacity and scope of skill development, Rudy's ministry will also ensure creation of 1,500 Multi-Skill Training Institutes (MSTIs) which will be the new generation ITIs set up in private public partnership mode. These will be set up in the 2,500 blocks and districts of the country which are yet to focus on skill development and do not have ITIs.
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