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NSDC to train 14 lakh people in UP

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), under a central government-run programme, is going to train around 14 lakh people in various skill development courses, especially in the construction sector, in Uttar Pradesh at 116 centres to address the skill-gap in the state, reports IANS.

The state government has already given its nod for the scheme.

According to Dilip Chenoy, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NSDC, the state lacks in skilled workforce, especially in the construction sector. This was also proved by a recent survey which indicated high demand of skill training in the sector. Hence, the scheme would focus more on this industry.

The Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India (CREDAI) has partnered with NSDC in the endeavor and has already completed a pilot project and implemented it in Pune. The government is expected to ask private sector to participate in the scheme as well to facilitate on-site training programmes.

Principal Secretary (Technical Education) Alok Ranjan informed that, the Uttar Pradesh government may soon announce a skill development policy for the next five years.