A total of 4.12 lakh people have been trained and certified in little over four months under the National Skill Development Mission that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
In a written reply, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that a total of 5, 25,536 people enrolled under the scheme launched on July 15, 2015 of which 4,12,854 have received their certificates till November 23, 2015.
Tamil Nadu recorded the highest enrollments at 63,050 of which 51,863 completed their training.
Uttar Pradesh was a close second with 57,903 enrollments and 42,717 certified individuals followed by West Bengal where 27,789 of the 37,886 enrolled candidates completed their training.
Rudy said that the government targets to impart skill training to 14 lakh individuals and certify another 10 lakh.
The minister further said that under the Vocational Training Improvement Project (VTIP), Rs 1613.40 crore of the allocated Rs. 1739.60 crore have been released for the upgradation of 400 Industrial Training Institutes in 34 states.
“There are over 70 skill development schemes across various sectors implemented by over 20 central ministries to promote skill training of all people, including the uneducated,” Rudy said.