Complementing Make in India with Skill India
“The youth of the nation doesn't want to live a life of pity. They want to live with self-respect and dignity... The country’s first priority is generating employment for the youth. We have to create structures and mechanisms to nurture youngsters, enabling them to find employment... Through a policy-driven approach, we have waged a war against poverty and we have to win this war.
“India will soon be the largest provider of skilled workforce to the world. If China has become the manufacturing capital of the world, India will be the human resource capital of the world,” said the prime minister while launching the Skill India initiative after about a year of launching the Make in India.
The objective of the initiative is to train over 40 crore Indians in different skills by 2022. The core belief behind the initiative is that India will emerge, after initiation of the programme in 2015, as the top destination globally for foreign direct investment. The major objective behind the initiative is to focus on job creation and skill enhancement in 25 sectors of the economy.