Third phase of PMKVY launched on January 15: Skill Development Minister

As on January 29, 35,644 candidates have been enrolled across the country, Skill Development Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

The union skill development ministry has chalked out a plan to train at least 300,000 migrant workers(Hemant Mishra/Mint)

The government launched the third phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 3.0) on January 15 to train eight lakh youths across the country with an outlay of ₹948.90 crore, Parliament was informed on Monday.

As on January 29, 35,644 candidates have been enrolled across the country, Skill Development Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Based on the learning from implementation of PMKVY 1.0 (2015-16) and 2.0 (2016-20), the orientation of the scheme has been changed from supply driven to demand driven under PMKVY 3.0, he said.

“The Government has launched the third phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 3.0) on 15.01.2021, to train 8.00 lakh youths across the country including North Eastern Region with an outlay of Rs. 948.90 crore,” Pandey said.

Replying to a separate question, Minister of State for Skill Development R K Singh said under PMKVY 2.0, there is a target to train one crore youths of the country.

“As on January 19, 1.07 crore candidates have been trained / oriented across the country,” Singh said.

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