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Skills ministry to use Gati Shakti data to chart training, Infra News, ET Infra


NEW DELHI: India’s skilling programme has onboarded the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan portal, which is expected to help in data-driven expansion and upgrading of training centres with close monitoring.

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has developed a gap-analyser tool that will help it do a one-on-one mapping of the skill training centres around key infrastructure projects and identify the indicative need for skilling, a senior government official told ET. Data from the Gati Shakti portal will help in doing the mapping.

“The PM Gati Shakti portal consists of different data layers of multiple ministries and by using these layers, MSDE can perform one-to-one mapping of existing skill training centres around the key infrastructure projects and identify the skill gaps,” the official added.

The idea is to identify areas having large employment potential, such as industry parks and clusters or logistics parks, establishing new training centres there based on demand, and identifying and upgrading existing centres with new courses. The skills ministry is of the view that the presence of a major infrastructure in an area portrays the key economic activities of that area and its skilling needs.

The tool will help the ministry generate an availability or non-availability report for training centres under its various schemes. It will use multiple variables such as the type of a scheme, distance range and course sectors for varying needs and based on this will chart out its future expansion and upgrade strategy, the official said.

The skills ministry, set up in 2015 to spread the government’s flagship Skill India Mission, is responsible for the coordination of all skill development efforts across the country and runs skill training under various schemes, primarily the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).

  • Published On Jan 1, 2024 at 07:37 PM IST

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