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SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes to boost Skill India Mission

TNPSC Current Affairs - October 2017 by TNPSC Guru 
Indian Government has approved two new scheme SANKALP (Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion) & STRIVE (Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE) to boos Skill India Mission.

The two new scheme SANKALP was sponsored by central government with Rs 4,455 crore , supported by World Bank with 3,300 crore loan and STRIVE is Rs 2,200 crore sponser by Central Government , other halp loan from World Bank.

SANKALP and STRIVE will give support to enhance the Government’s implementation strategy in vocational education and training from inputs to results.

Importance of SANKALP and STRIVE. 
  • SANKALP Aims to providing skill training opportunities to the underprivileged and marginalized section of the society includes, women, SCs, STs and Persons with Disability.
  • STRIVE aims to develop the strong mechanism for delivering quality skill development training by strengthening central and State institution like , National Skill development corporation, State skill development Mission, ITIs and more thus ensuring standardization in skill delivery
  • In simple both SANKALP And STRIVE aim to institutional reforms and improving quality of skill development training programs and providing globally competitive workforce for Domestic and Overseas employment opportunities.

Significance of Vocational Education and Training:
  • It aims to enhance the skill of students while learning ,it provides real life skills during their education to get better employment.
  • The companies are now aiming to recruit only skill based employees or specialist based on the changing need of work in this competitive world.
  • Countries like Germany, Singapore, Switzerland are top in providing vocational education and if we check the employment opportunity, it is high comparing to India.
  • In India employment opportunity is only 30 % but if you check Switzerland, Germany, Singapore it is more than 90%.
  • It means India is lagging behind these countries for providing employment opportunities.
  • Currently India is very much keen on increasing the employment opportunities by introducing many initiatives like National Skill Development Mission 2015 and its various sub missions which aims to provide 400 Million job opportunities by 2022.
  • Government of India allocated Rs 17,000 crore to help to increase the employment Generation, skill development and more.


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