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Special Camps for Skill Development

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The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that Government has launched Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) in March, 2015 which is a reward based, demand driven scheme aiming to enable and mobilise a large number of Indian youth to take up skill training, become employable and earn their livelihood. .

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In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said the scheme targets to benefit 24 lakh persons with training of 14 lakh fresh entrants and certification of 10 lakh persons under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). PMKVY has a feature of Kaushal Vikas Sivir which is organised by respective PMKVY affiliated training partners across the Country. Upto 31st October, 2015, 308 Kaushal Melas have been organised across the Country and 5.17 lakh candidates have been enrolled under the scheme for 328 job roles developed by 28 Sector Skill Councils (SSCs). .

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First Published: Wed, December 02 2015. 16:20 IST