Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) launched the National Skill Development Mission (NSDM) in 2015 to provide a strong institutional framework to implement and scale up skill development efforts across the country through short term and long-term training.

MSDE launched the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY) to mobilize youth to take up skill training with the aim of increasing productivity and aligning the training and certification to the needs of the country. Owing to success of PMKVY 1.0 wherein more than 19 lakh students were trained as against the target of 24 lakh, the scheme was re-launched as PMKVY 2.0 (2016-2020) with an aim to train 10 million youth by the year 2020.

On the occasion of Teacher’s day, MSDE honoured 53 trainers from diverse backgrounds with the Kaushal Acharya Awards for outstanding contribution in creating a future-ready and skilled workforce. The ministry further announced that Kaushal Acharya Awards will become an annual affair.

Source: PIB

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