Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship launched Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 3.0 with an aim to make skill development more demand-driven and decentralised in its approach. Skill Development Ministers Mahendra Nath Pandey and RK Singh rolled out the third edition of India’s flagship skill development mission on January 15 via video conferencing.
PMKVY 3.0 is aimed at supporting the local economy and has been designed to match up to the skill requirement with changing demands at the global and the local levels. Establishing another benchmark approach towards making India self-reliant, PMKVY 3.0 has been launched in 717 districts covering all the states and union territories.
Catering to the rising demands by bridging the skill gap is a crucial role that District Skill Committees (DSCs), under the guidance of State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs), will be taking up.
Like the previous edition of the skill mission, PMKVY 2.0, was instrumental in bolstering the skilling ecosystem in the country, the new edition will usher in a new paradigm with focus on demand-driven skill development, technological development and Industry 4.0 skills.
As reported by a national daily, Mahendra Nath Pandey said, “The vision of Prime Minister ‘Vocal for local and Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ can only be achieved by furthering the skilling ecosystem to the district-level. As a young nation, we are poised to seize the opportunities that will make India the skill capital of the world. By taking the bottom-up approach to training, PMKVY 3.0 will identify job roles that have demand at the local level and skill the youth, linking them to these opportunities.”
RK Singh said, “Skilling is not an objective but a necessary prerequisite for the economic growth of the country. We need to move upscale if we have to fulfill the vision of making India the skill capital of the world and from there, the industrial capital of the world.”