India Prepares Skill Development During Pandemic

Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship informed Lok Sabha about various initiatives to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on skill development training.

Ministry has implemented special programme for training of reverse Shramik (migrant) impacted from COVID-19 under its flagship scheme PMKVY. This component has covered 116 districts of 6 States, namely, Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh selected under Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan (GKRA) of Ministry of Rural Development.

Ministry is implementing special programme, ‘Customized Crash Course Programme for COVID Warriors’ with the aim to train about one lakh COVID warriors in six healthcare-related job roles.

On-line skill training has been introduced in both short term and long-term skilling ecosystem. On-line short-term training is being imparted through eSkill India portal and long-term training through Bharat Skill portal.