Despite sharpening its focus on it with a dedicated ministry, the government has failed to achieve its targets for Skill India, pointing to the enormity of the task in a country that is seeking to rapidly scale up its competitiveness through its human resources.
As per data collated by the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA)—part of the newly created ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship—21 departments and ministries trained 7.6 million people in 2014-15, as against a target of 10.5 million people.
In other words, central ministries and departments fulfilled 72% of their target in the last fiscal, almost identical to the figure notched up by the previous government in 2012-13. The NSDA has been collating skill training outcomes for the last four years..........Read more
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