NSDE policy emphasise special attention in NE States

New Delhi

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the National Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Policy  ( NSDE Policy ), 2015 links skill development to improve employability and productivity for inclusive growth in the country. The Policy emphasise upon special attention to border, hilly and difficult areas including NE States to address their needs for skill development and employability. The policy provides for special efforts including earmarking of funds for establishing training facilities in difficult regions and need base subsidisation of skill training for disadvantage groups.

He said, these policy interventions are being implemented by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship through the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) in States/UT’s including North Eastern Region. 10% outlay of PMKVY is apportioned for skill development in North Eastern Region. The persons enrolled and trained under PMKVY in North Eastern State during 2015-16 (as on 19th February, 2016) are :


State Total Enrolled Total Trainings Completed
Arunachal Pradesh 691 646
Assam 22440 17602
Manipur 1046 787
Meghalaya 1523 1378
Mizoram 487 307
Nagaland 1009 649
Sikkim 643 571
Tripura 11303 8374
Grand Total 39142 30314

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, In addition, the Government has notified Common Norms applicable to all central development schemes/programmes w.e.f 1.4.2016. These Common Norms allow additional financial support equal to 10% of base cost for training in special areas including North Eastern States.

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