Heading towards PM Modi’s dream of ‘Skilled India’, Maharashtra topped ‘Skill India Mission’
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 25-Jul-2017

Mumbai, July 25: Maharashtra tops in Skill India Mission, according to National Skill Development Corporation's (NSDC) Skill India Mission report. Over millions of youths have been trained across the state since 2011 in at least 50 different sectors. 

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

According to NSDC figures released here, over a million youths have been trained across 40 sectors in the 15-59 age groups since 2011. 

Maharashtra is followed by Uttar Pradesh with 8.50 lakh and Tamil Nadu with 8.45 lakh, which have empowered the trainees with skills across 1,900-plus job roles as per industry defined standards. 

The top sectors for skill training include textiles and apparels, banking and finance, IT and ITES, electronics, hardware, beauty and wellness, gems and jewellery, and telecom. The most popular courses include tailoring, financial literacy, beautician training, insurance agent and IT supported services, said NSDC Managing Director and CEO Manish Kumar. 

Complying with the National Skills Qualification Framework, the training was imparted through private institutions, with 75% trained by partners funded by the NSDC, he added. 

At 11.23 Crore, Maharashtra has the second largest state population in the country. It's 59% population falls in the working-age group, while only 45% is in the labour force. Kumar said under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of creating a skilled India, Maharashtra plans to equip 4.50 Crore people with employable skills by 2022.