September 2016 \ Cover Story \ COVER STORY
“Our mission is to skill 40.2 crore youth by 2022”

  • SKILLING INDIA: Minister Rudy is tasked with fast-tracking India’s flagship skilling programme, the National Skill Mission. He has taken several steps to ensure that the country’s young workforce is skilled before 75 years of independence are completed

–Yoda, Jedi Master 

What is the long term vision of the Government in skilling India?

India currently has a demographic in which 65% of its population is below the age of 35 years which is the working age group. In that context, we are the youngest country currently with a lot of energy which if guided in the right direction can be a dividend that can change the country’s economy and bring immense growth to its industries. Our long term vision is to make India the Skilled nation which is not only self-reliant but one that can also provide human resource support to other nations.

Our mission is to skill 40.2 crore youth in India by the year 2022 so that we have a young skilled India when the country celebrates its 75th independence anniversary. Our endeavors and plans under Skill India are towards training, assessing and certifying as many youth as possible so that they add to not only their personal growth but also the country’s growing economy.