GOVERNMENT OPENS SKILLING CENTRE, PRADHAN MANTRI KAUSHAL KENDRA FOR SMART CITIES

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NEW DELHI- The Indian Government opened country’s first skilling center for smart cities with an aim to impart fresh training and skills to marginalized youth and women to make them self-sufficient. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra and Rs 12,000 crore outlays have been embarked for the purpose. Inaugurating the skill development centers, Mr. Singh said, “Development plays a significant role in one’s personality development and social behavior. India is a young country in the world, with 65 per cent of the population below the age of 35 years. “If the youth and women are trained in developing latest skills, the economic growth of the country will receive a boost,” Mr. Singh said. Highlighting that as many as one crore youth would be imparted high quality training by the end of 2020 under the Skill India Mission; he said the expenditure incurred in this regard would be borne by the government. The center for skilling in ‘smart cities’ will be set up by NSDC, a public-private partnership, in collaboration with New Delhi Municipal Council Smart City Ltd, to provide skill training for unemployed youth through its short-term training module and contribute to the capacity building of municipal employees through Recognition of Prior Learning programme.

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