Dimapur, September 18 (MExN): Under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2.0, a total of 19,854 candidates have been trained/oriented in Nagaland in the last three years.
In 2019-20, 16,599 candidates were trained in the state, showing a significant rise as compared to 1,510 in 2018-19 and 1,745 in 2017-18.
PMKVY 2.0 is a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) launched across the country with the objective to impart short duration skill development training.
Under PMKVY2.0, in the last three years, 88.91 lakh candidates have been trained /oriented across the country as on March 17, 2020.
Moreover, during 2017-2019, the total number of trainees enrolled for long duration vocational courses through Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in Nagaland was 544 as against the national total of 40, 97,317.
111 candidates were enrolled in 2017 while 168 and 265 were enrolled in 2018 and 2019 respectively in Nagaland.
The long term training is implemented by the Directorate General of Training (DGT) under MSDE and offers one or two years’ vocational/skill training courses.
This information was given by Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, RK Singh in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Friday, a PIB release informed.