Govt to launch Skills India Mission 2.0

The government will impart skills training to the youth for overseas opportunities and for jobs in some sectors under its Production Linked Incentive scheme (PLI)

May 25, 2022

The mission is going to be a revamped version of a government skilling program, launched in 2015

The mission will include a focus on apprenticeship training through increased private sector engagement

The plan is a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of making India the skills capital of the world

Youth employment fell to 45.9% in 2021 owing to a loss of skilling in the last two years

The government plans to revamp its existing skills program and launch Skills India Mission 2.0 in July of this year, according to an official. 

As a part of this mission, the government will impart skills training to the youth for overseas opportunities and for jobs in some sectors under its Production Linked Incentive scheme (PLI). 

Bearing in mind the need to create enough personnel for Industry 4.0, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of making India the skills capital of the world, the mission will include a focus on apprenticeship training through increased private sector engagement, according to the official.

According to the India Skills Report 2021, youth employability fell to 45.9% in 2021 from 46.21% and 47.38% in 2019, owing to a loss of skilling in the last two years.