Rudy discusses skilling projects in Maharashtra with Fadnavis

According to official data, Maharashtra has trained over 10 lakh people across 40 sectors since 2011.

Mumbai: Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Saturday met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here to discuss various aspects related to effective implementation of Skill India Mission in the state.

"We are confident that with the support of the state government in Maharashtra, we will be able to ensure quality through regular grading, inspections and quality checks of the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and other centres," Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rudy said.

"By grading of ITIs, we shall identify well performing institutes and those which need improvements. It will also help us identify top 500 ITIs that can become world-class training institutes and act as model institutes while providing strategic direction to industrial training," an official statement quoted Rudy as saying.

During the meeting, Rudy and Fadnavis also discussed the need to train the trainers. The trainers are required to ensure quality in the training modules imparted and expedite the process of skilling candidates to fill the skill gaps faster.

Moreover, it was decided that to achieve the Skill India Mission, Maharashtra will have at least one Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) is each district.

"The state would also promote increase in engagement with apprentices so that candidates get more hands-on training," the statement added.

According to the data for various programmes managed by National Skill Development Corporation, as on June 30, Maharashtra has trained over 10 lakh people across 40 sectors since 2011.

The state plans to train 4.5 crore people in employable skills by 2022 as a part of larger plan of the Government of India. In the last one year, nearly 3 lakh people have been trained out of which 45 per cent have received employment.

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