Union minister of state for skill development and entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Saturday met Uttar Pradesh’s industries minister Satish Mahana and discussed the scope of skill development for the youth in the state.
The two focused on initiatives that could serve as a major impetus to the industrial plans for the state. In the meeting, Mahana said that the state government has identified three industrial clusters in the region — Noida, Agra and Kanpur — for promoting development and initiatives in this regard.
He said that these clusters will help increase the pace of industrialisation in Uttar Pradesh, something which has been a long-pending requirement. He said that the state has a ready, well-equipped workforce with the latest skills and the technological know-how for this purpose.
Rudy said, “We have courses under Skill India, aligned with the national skill qualification framework, which is specific to the requirements for the industrial sector. We would be more than happy to extend our support in building the new Uttar Pradesh, as envisioned by the prime minister.”
Rudy said that the new initiatives will address the issue of migration of youth from Uttar Pradesh in search of better job prospects. The ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship (MSDE) has been working closely with the private sector to promote skill development in the state through its implementation, Rudy said.
More than 3.65 lakh students have undergone training in short-term skill development courses, of which more than 50% have been placed, Rudy said.
Representatives of the Uttar Pradesh skill development mission were also present at the meeting. They were asked to work closely with the Centre and induct schemes and projects to focus on the convergence of initiatives for a wider impact in the state.
Rudy said that the ministry will be helping the youth to get them trained in necessary technologies so that they can help in close monitoring of initiatives being run by the government and have a better impact.