Aiming at the training and skill development to 500 million of the country by 2020, covering every village, Skill India programme was launched by the Modi Government on 15th July 2015 and is managed by National Skills Development Corporation of India or NSDC India.

This mission of creating a global workforce, transforming the skill landscape and supporting innovation takes India towards skill development.

“The brain must be educated through the hand. The teacher must learn the craft and correlate his knowledge to the craft. The craft cannot be separated from education.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Here are the effects of Skill India Mission, the central government scheme:


First of all, it will lead to the creation of demographic dividend, which implies to not just people but skilled, educated or employed people. It is important to understand that the ‘demographic window’ is only a span of a few decades, it is only the skilled youth that can save this demographic dividend from becoming a demographic disaster.


As the mission aims to create opportunities and space for the development of talents in Indian youth, it will make the sectorial mobilisation as the skilled people can operate in the areas other than farming and shift to secondary and tertiary activities.


Active participation by only the skilled workforce would lead to the success of initiatives like Make in India and Digital India and smart cities.

India has been enriched with human resources, now it will become the skill capital of the world as India needs to create a skilled and productive workforce matching international standards of quality and productivity through integration of skills and training along with education.


Skills will bridge the gap between the god jobs and workforce which makes setting standards and quality of training, a prerequisite for skilling and its utilization. Also, skills are needed to those currently in colleges for them to be better employed, so there is scope for them as well.


Skill availability and accessibility to avenues for successful ventures can enhance the livelihoods of many.


 With the core emphasis on the youth, so that they get employment and also improve entrepreneurship, the umbrella scheme contains training, support and guidance for all occupations that were of traditional types like carpenters, cobblers, welders, blacksmiths, masons, nurses, tailors, weavers etc with extra emphasis on new areas like real estate, construction, transportation, textile, gem industry, jewellery designing, banking, tourism and various other sectors, where skill development is inadequate or nil.

It aims to meet international level so that the youths of the country can become “global workforce” not only meet the domestic demands but also of other countries like the US, Japan, China, Germany, Russia and those in West Asia. Another remarkable feature of the ‘Skill India’ programme would be to create a hallmark called ‘Rural India Skill’, so as to standardise and certify the training process.

What’s Next feature. Well,  trainings under Skill India mission includes tailor-made, need-based programmes to cater to the holistic demand of the population would be initiated for specific age groups including language and communication skills, life and positive thinking skills, personality development skills, management skills, behavioural skills, including job and employability skills.

To equip institutes (schools and colleges) to help them deliver entrepreneurship educational programmes of global standards, there will be manipulation of the framework as there will be the incorporation of skilling in the school curriculum, providing opportunities for quality long and short-term skill training, by providing gainful employment and ensuring career progression that meets the aspirations of trainees.

With the framework for outcome-focused training, it will align employer/industry demand and workforce productivity with trainees’ aspirations for sustainable livelihoods.

As if offers a chance for everyone to grow, the mission’s objective is to build capacity for skill development in critical un-organized sectors (such as the construction sector, where there few opportunities for skill training) and provide pathways for re-skilling and up-skilling workers in these identified sectors, to enable them to transition into formal sector employment.

Skill India mission also seeks to develop a network of quality instructors/trainers in the skill development ecosystem by establishing high-quality teacher training institutions. Maintain a national database, known as the Labour Market Information System (LMIS), which will act as a portal for matching the demand and supply of skilled workforce in the country.

The course procedure of ‘Skill India’ is set to be innovative, which would include games, group discussions, brainstorming sessions, practical experiences, case studies etc.


To make this mission into a real scenario, there are various sub-schemes launched under the Skill India Mission for skill development which are:

  • National Skill Development Mission (NSDM): The umbrella mission has this very important scheme launched for creating convergence across various sectors and different states concerning activities relating to skills training.
  • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana: As the name suggests, it is an effort directed towards encouraging the young population of the country to take up pieces of training and become skilled.
  • UDAAN: An initiative taken by the state and central government for the educated unemployed youth in J&K to revive the economic activity, Udaan is a special industry initiative (SII) for Jammu And Kashmir (J&K) is funded by the ministry of home affairs and implemented by national skill development corporation (NSDC).

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