What ails the Skill India mission?
Caste discrimination and low wages may be undermining gains from the skilling initiative
That the Skill India mission has been under-performing for a while became clear when the Sharda committee report on the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) pointed out major loopholes in the scheme, which have compromised the quality of training, and led to low placement rates. A new survey of youths trained under a similar skilling initiative for rural youth, the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushal Yojana (DDUGKY), suggests that skilling initiatives in India face other serious challenges as well.
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