Chhattisgarh is a role model in providing Skills' up-gradation to youth in the entire country
INVC NEWS Raipur, Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh and Union Minister of State for Skills' Development Mr. Anant Kumar Hegde today jointly launched the Union Government's 'Skills on Wheels' project in the capital. They gave green signal to fifteen 'Skills chariots' which will tour the entire State. The 'Kaushal Raths' will create awareness regarding the Skills development projects and encourage the rural youths to launch their own business ventures. Each chariot has two counsellors. The skills chariots will tour 13 districts in the first phase from 17th-31st August and the rest 14 districts from 2nd-17th September in the second phase. The youth keen on training will be registered on the 'Skill India Portal'. The youth keen on skills development will be imparted training for 50-1800 hours . The trained youth will be assisted in finding employment. Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that the wonderful programme 'Skills on Wheels' of the Union Government will enhance the skills of rural youth and possibilities of self-employment. The State Government will impart training to last youth of the remote village. It will create a positive environment of Skills development in the entire State. The trainers and the trained also will be provided with world class training in skills development .They will be empowered with innovative methods. Dr. Raman Singh said that Chhattisgarh is the first State in the country to Right to Skills' Development to youth. They are given training free of cost. Around four lakh 4 thousand youth had been given training in various trades till date. Two lakh 7 thousand youth had already been gainfully employed in several vocations. Two thousand and 600 youth had been provided with training at the Central Plastic Engineering and Technical Institute Raipur. Most of the trained youth had been employed all over the country. The youth from the interior parts of the State are well settled in far-away cities like Chennai and Bengaluru. Union Minister of State Mr. Anant Kumar Hegde said that Chhattisgarh is a role model in providing Skills' up-gradation to youth in the entire country. He appreciated the establishment of Livelihood Colleges in all the 27 districts of the State and imparting of training in various trades of choice to the youth. The target is to provide training to one crore youth in the next four years all over the country. Entire globe is veering towards knowledge-based society. India also should take steps in this direction. Chhattisgarh should be made 'Knowledge Capital'. The country should move rapidly in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security. Mr. Hegde called upon all concerned to be active participants in this ultra-modern technology. The Union Government will provide all possible assistance to the State Government in Skills Development projects. MP Mr. Ramesh Bais, Water Resources Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal, Public Works Minister Mr. Rajesh Munat, Tribal Development Minister Mr. Kedar Kashyap, Sports and Youth welfare Minister Mr. Bhaiyyalal Rajwade, Technical education Department Special Secretary Mrs. Alramelmangai D. , Chief Executive Officer of State Skills Development Authority Dr. Basava Raju, prominent people's representatives, several trainers and large number of youth were also present.