The Punjab government has decided to run self-employment training courses for agriculture and allied services under the Skill Development Mission. The Secretary, Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, has in principle given approval for running these courses. The Punjab Skill Development Mission to introduce courses of agriculture and allied services to provide skill training to the farmers and others to bring diversification, doubling the income of farmers, arrest of depleting water tables and distress in farmers.A high-level meeting to discuss the various issues related to skill development and vocational training programmes was held here on Saturday. Minister for Technical Education and Industrial Training Charanjit Singh Channi chaired the meeting while Dr K P Krishnan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Gol, Karan Avtar Singh, Chief Secretary, MP Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Tejvir Singh, Principal Secretary to CM and other senior officers of the state and union government were also present.Channi said that the Punjab Agriculture University and the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary University would run the skill development courses for agriculture and allied services. He said that these courses would be run under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna scheme. “A separate proposal to be sent by the PSDM for the approval of these courses to the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship,” he added. The Minister said that the Secretary, Ministry of MSDE in principle also gave approval to set up Indian Institute of Skills in the Punjab Skill University, which is to be setup at Sri Chamkaur Sahib. He said that this centre would be part of the university and work as the certifying authority for the Skill Centres running in the state. He further said that the top Industrial Units would set up Centre of excellence in the campus of the university to provide job oriented education and training to the youth of the state.
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