With the aim to boost skill development to improve the employability and productivity of youth in India, more than 2 million candidates have received the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). They have been trained and are certified under the initiative of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The candidates have been benefitted with the skills they will require into aspirational job roles. 2.78 million candidates enrolled out of which 2.70 million have been trained while 2.15 million have been assessed and 2.03 million have been given certificates, as per the latest report of the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry dated September 17.
While addressing an event in Chennai, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Mahendra Nath Pandey said the leather sector has the potential to create over 2 million jobs in the coming 5 years, as India accounts for 13% of the world’s leather production. India has trade records with Chile, Japan, Korea, ASEAN nations and is also negotiating a free trade agreement with the European Union and Australia. This move is likely to substantially enhance employment opportunities for the youth in India.