PMKVY offers industry-related skills to beneficiaries
69 lakh candidates have completed training under PMKVY
15.4 lakh candidates have been successfully employed
PMKVY is focusing on tech sectors like IoT and aerospace
The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is an initiative rolled out by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship via the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Through PMKVY, the Government aims to upskill and train over 10 million persons by 2020.
The training provided under PMKVY is based on the National Skill Qualification Framework, involves skilling in emerging tech sectors, and is free, with costs being borne by the Government of India. As per a November 2019 report in The Economic Times, around 69.03 lakh candidates have been trained throughout the country under PMKVY. Continue reading to know the far-reaching impact of PM Kaushal Vikas Yojana across modern sectors.
PMKVY in numbers
- PMKVY, the flagship programme of the Skill India initiative, has been allocated a budget of Rs.12,000 crore for 2016-2020
- Since 2016, approximately 69.03 lakh candidates have completed training under the PMKVY
- Of these 69.03 lakh candidates, 15.4 lakh candidates have successfully been employed across various sectors in the country, as per data reported
- 30.21 lakh have obtained certification through the Short-Term Training (STT) course component
- About 38.82 lakh candidates have been certified under the Recognition of Prior - Learning (RPL) component of the PM Kaushal Vikas Yojana scheme
- As per the 66th and 68th National Service Scheme round data, around 298.25 million candidates are to be trained in farm and non-farm sector until 2022
The Government via the PM Kaushal Vikas Yojana is also keen on imparting training in fast-developing sectors like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Drone technology. Here are some of the modern tech sectors that PM Kaushal Vikas Yojana is impacting.
Integration of Iot with agriculture
India is an agricultural nation with almost 70% of the Indian population depending on agricultural produce and its services. Moreover, over 75% of the Indian population resides in rural areas, making the nation’s economy agro-based. However, as per The Economy Survey 2018, the number of agricultural workers will dwindle down to just 25.7% by 2050. This is due to reduced production, increasing cost of cultivation and insufficient fertile land. However, this can be avoided by integrating IoT in agriculture. Implementing smart agricultural techniques can increase harvest quantity, improve quality of crops and even help farmers track weather conditions by data-driven intelligence.
Below are some of the most common cases of implementation of IoT technology in agriculture
Precision farming: Using smart sensors and automated hardware systems, the climatic conditions of the field can be controlled to suit the crop you want to grow. You can even control the rate of photosynthesis of plants using artificial lights.
Smart greenhouse: With IoT technology, the climate of the restricted area is monitored and controlled to enhance plant growth.
Farm Management Systems: Several IoT devices are planted across the farmland to collect data. Using this data, you can decide on your picking pattern, control irrigation systems, track cattle, and manage logistics and storage.
Development of a world-class drone ecosystem
For several years, the Ministry of Civil Aviation envisioned a reliable and safe Drone ecosystem in India. Drones can be excellent technological allies to farmers, helping them quickly survey large fields, track livestock and check the condition of the crop. Moreover, drones can be used for evaluating soil and weather conditions, surveying crops. They can also be used to assess irrigation systems and crop health.
Establishment of a geoinformatics centre
Geoinformatics, with the help of proper scientific infrastructure has many applications like better urban planning, land-use management, environmental modelling, and in-car navigation systems .The National Centre of Geoinformatics has developed a unique Geoinformatics Information System that will act as a database of location-based analytics for the Central and State governments and other departments across the country.
While PMKVY will play a key role in promoting the above-mentioned tech sectors, under PM Kaushal Vikas Yojana you can obtain training under a variety of domains.
How to find a sector for training
- Visit the official PMKVY training centre search page
- Select ‘Search by Sector’
- From the dropdown menu, pick a sector, such as Automotive, Textiles and - Handlooms, or Aerospace and Aviation
- Click on ‘Submit’
- Contact the Training Centre of your choice using the email ID, number, or address provided
Eligibility criteria for PMKVY
PMKVY is open to:
- Unemployed youth
- School dropouts
- College dropouts
To benefit from it you must possess a proof of identity and a bank account.
Now that you know more about the PMKVY scheme or skill india scheme, enrol as soon as possible to sharpen your skills and increase your chances of employment.