A clear national goal has been established — to skill and re-skill 500 million Indians by 2022


Survey after survey shows that the lack of a job-ready workforce is one of the biggest constraints facing Indian industry. By 2022, it is estimated that unless action is taken, there will be a gap of 10.3 crore skilled labourers in the infrastructure sector, 3.5 crore in auto and 1.3 crore in healthcare, to name a few.Faced with this reality, the government has given a major impetus to skilling over the last few years. To begin with, a clear national goal has been established — to skill and re-skill 500 million Indians by 2022. A National Skills Development Agency has been set up to coordinate various piecemeal training efforts of different ministries, state governments and industry. The budget for skilling has been ramped up several-fold to more than Rs 10,000 crore

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