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Centre sanctions Rs 104 crore aid for state

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The Centre has sanctioned Rs 104 crore for a proposal submitted by the state for skill development under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).
The state government aims at imparting skill training to 71,450 youngsters by 2020 under the project. The PMKVY 2.0 is being implemented in the state through Kerala Academy of Skills Excellence (KASE), that functions under the department of labour and skills.

The project involves setting up a database of youths and forming a state-level project monitoring committee, listing out skills that are suitable for the socio-economic scenario of the state, undertaking a qualitative analysis of the proposals received by the agency and finding out the suitable training partner, ensuring the quality of the training partners after analysing their performances, and facilitating training through the cooperation of the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship and National Skills Development Corporation.
The PMKVY aims at imparting training to the unemployed youths of the country. In addition, another programme, recognition of prior learning (RPL), aims at giving proper recognition to the traditional skills.

Read more: TOI

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