The Government of India launched the third phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana on 15 January 2021. The scheme has been rolled out for the current financial year, ending March 2021, and will be implemented by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
About Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana-3.0:
- Under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana-3.0, skills training would be provided in 600 districts across all states, (except four states including Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal) to 8 lakh candidates over next three months with an outlay of Rs 948.90 crore with a focus on Covid-related skills.
- The training will be imparted through 729 Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras (PMKKs), empanelled non-PMKK training centres and more than 200 industrial training institutes (ITIs).
- Further, a five-year PMKVY will be launched in 2021-22 with an enhanced target of skilling 1.5 crore youth.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship: Mahendra Nath Pandey.