Over 33.5 Lakh People Trained in Electronics, IT, ITeS in 4 years Through Govt Schemes

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Under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna, a total of Rs 30.44 crore was released as grant between 2016-17 and 2018-19, of which Rs 29.09 crore has been utilised

 Skills, University teacher, PhDThe government provided skill training to over 33.5 lakh people in electronics, IT and IT-enabled services sectors between 2014-15 and 2017-18, Minister of State for Electronics and IT S S Ahluwalia said in a written reply to Lok Sabha Wednesday.

The training was provided by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) through Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY), and two schemes being run by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), he informed the Parliament.

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While more than 5.41 lakh people were trained by MSDE and MeitY in 2014, 15, 8.10 lakh were provided training in 2015-16, 9.51 lakh in 2016-17 and over 10.48 lakh people in 2017-18.

Of these, 16.34 lakh people were trained by MSDE, and the remaining 17.18 lakh people by MeitY, he added.

Total grant released to facilitate the training

Under PMKVY of MSDE, a total of Rs 30.44 crore was released as grant between 2016-17 and 2018-19, of which Rs 29.09 crore has been utilised, the Minister said.

Between 2014-15 and 2017-18, a total grant of Rs 154.13 crore was released under the two schemes for skill development in electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) sector by MeitY, he added.

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