1 Lakh youth to be trained under Punjab Skill Development Mission, government drafts the detailed action plan

Punjab government today said it has chalked out a detailed action plan under its Skill Development mission to upgrade 1 lakh youths to make them employable.

The detailed modalities and action plans of the various skill development initiatives of Punjab Skill development mission was reviewed by Sarvesh Kaushal, Chief Secretary, Punjab while chairing the steering committee of the Mission, said an official spokesperson. Punjab government had notified the ‘Punjab Skill Development Mission’ to oversee and co-ordinate the implementation of various skill development schemes across all the departments, he said.

Steering Committee has been constituted to frame policies for the mission under the guidance of governing council and takes financial and administrative decisions concerning the mission. Disclosing this, he said during the meeting, a detailed presentation regarding the present status of the establishment of Multi Skill Development Centers (MSDC) was made by the Mission Director R K Verma.

Chief Secretary was apprised that the detailed project report of setting up MSDC at Ludhiana has been finalized and sent to National Skill Development Council for final approval.

The modalities of setting up MSDCs at Amritsar, Jalandhar, Bathinda, Hoshiarpur and Ropar like identification of space, course finalization, building & architectural plans, training infrastructure, finalization of services providers were also discussed during the meeting.

For the Skill training initiatives in health sectors, the construction work of three skill development centers and six hostels at Patiala, Faridkot and Amritsar has already commenced and would be completed in stipulated time. For setting up of skill development centers in the construction sector, it was apprised that 1.78 acres of land at Ludhiana and two acres of land each at SAS Nagar, Amritsar and Jalandhar has been identified. For the skill development initiatives in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry sector, the Chief Secretary asked the concerned departments to expedite the establishment of skill development centers at Punjab Agriculture University Ludhiana and Guru Nanak Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Ludhiana.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 33.88 crore.

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