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Approval for second phase of Skill development project in rubber plantation sector under PMKVY
Kottayam, 17 February 2017
The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has approved the second phase of the project submitted by the Rubber Board for skill development in rubber plantation sector under the Pradhan Mantri Kausal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The project proposes to impart Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) training to 22,000 persons in rubber tapping and processing in Kerala, Tripura and Assam. An amount of Rs.6.17 Crore has been allocated towards this. Of which Rs. 4.76 Crore is for Kerala targeting 17,000 persons and Rs. 1.41 crore for Northeastern States to provide reskilling of 5000 persons.
The project is being awarded after the successful completion of the first phase in Kerala, benefitting 10,000 persons. The second project will also be implemented by the Rubber Board in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC), in the coming six months.
Board has also submitted special projects to MSDE for new skilling another 9,000 persons, in Kerala and Northeastern states at a financial outlay of Rs. 7.30 Crore. Projects are also being planned in the processing and manufacturing sectors for implementation during 2017-18. To address the skilled manpower requirement, it is proposed to certify all rubber tappers in the country, by 2020 under PMKVY.