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Skill Development Mission

India today is at a brink of change, to obtain of what is popularly known as “demographic transition” which has been walked over by many developed countries. Our country now severely faces a shortage of well-trained employees in various sectors and industries. There are only 2.3% of the workforce in India who have skills training as compared to 68% in UK, 75% in Germany and 52% in USA. But our Prime Minister’s Pet project “Skilled India” aims to skill 500 million men and women by the year 2022 creating employment opportunities and drive the economic growth of the country. And, to implement the large scale skill development programme all over India, the Government closely works with the State Government to fore the National Skill Development Mission.

  • National urban liveliood mission (NULM)
  • Rajasthan Skill And Livelihoods Development Corporation (RSLDC)
  • The National Digital Literacy Mssion (NDLM)
  • Orissa State Employment Mission (OSEM)
  • State Urban Development Agency (SUDA)

National urban liveliood mission (NULM)

Governed by Ministry of Urban Development, the National Urban Livelihoods Mission primary purpose is to decrease the occupational vulnerability of the Urban Poor of the informal sector.

The primary mission of NULM is to reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, resulting in an appreciable improvement in their livelihoods on a sustainable basis, through building strong grassroots level institutions of the poor. The mission would aim at providing shelter equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner. In addition, the Mission would also address livelihood concerns of the urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces, institutional credit, social security and skills to the urban street vendors for accessing emerging market opportunities.

All the cities with a population of more than 1, 00,000 are covered under NULM.

Rajasthan Skill And Livelihoods Development Corporation (RSLDC)

A Government of Rajasthan enterprise, the Rajasthan Skill and Livelihood Development Corporation (RSLDC) was established to address the challenges of sustainable employment by formulating appropriate and innovative strategies to promote and facilitate large scale livelihoods for the poor and vulnerable people. RSLDC now operates various schemes like ELSTP, DDU-GKY, VTP, and RSTPunder the Skilled India mission to create opportunities for the rural youth, a sustainable wage and sector based employment.

The RSLDC has 300 partner agencies to execute the training programme across the State and has trained around 85,000 persons/youth by offering 97 courses in 34 sectors.

The National Digital Literacy Mssion (NDLM)

The National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) Scheme was formulated under prime Minister’s vision of “Digital India”. The main objective of the scheme is to impart IT training to 52.5 lakh persons, including Anganwadi and ASHA workers and authorized ration dealers in all the States/UTs across the country so that the non-IT literate citizens are trained to become IT literate so as to enable them to actively and effectively participate in the democratic and developmental process of the nation and also to enhance their livelihood.

Orissa Stateemployment Mission (OSEM)

Keeping in view the burning problem of unemployment in the state of Orissa, the State Government founded OSEMS. The initiative was created with a view to create Employment/Wage Employment/Self Employment opportunities for the youth of the State. In association with various Development Departments like Industries, textiles & handloom, fisheries et al, 72300 youth have been trained and placed with various sectors.

State Urban Development Agency (SUDA)

The State Urban Development Agency (SUDA) was founded to oversee the formulation of policies, preparation of perspective plan guidelines and direct overall research and training was recommended by the National Commission on Urbanization at State level. The main objective of SUDA is to alleviate urban poverty and by integrating the process of planning and implementation for the urban poor to ensure a better and quality life for them.
SUDA is now implemented across various states including Sikkim, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh Orissa, Goa, Haryana et al.