From our correspondent
Itanagar, Aug 3: Lok Sabha member Ninong Ering has alleged that the skills in which the youth are to be trained under Skill India programme implementation in Northeast is ambiguous and directionless.
Raising the issue in the Parliament on Wednesday, Ering, the Congress MP from Arunachal East constituency, said that an important factor to accelerate the success of the skill development programme would be a comprehensive skill mapping of each State, a press release informed here.
“Skill mapping encompasses the harnessing of traditional knowledge of a particular area and developing it into a skill which can be redesigned as a source of employment. Such skill mapping that focuses on the needs of the catchment area would ensure meaningful employment for the local youth instead of rapid migration to urban areas,” he said.
“Skill mapping exercise could be done in the north eastern States in order to identify those niche areas, where they can develop a strong foothold backed by a traditional knowledge of ecosystem or advantages of history or geography,” he said and asked the minister whether the government was planning for skill mapping of different regions?