Tripura becomes first in NE to launch state component of PMKVY

Agartala, April 08: Tripura has become the first state in Northeast India to launch state component of PMKVY (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana). Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb launched the same in Agartala on April 07.

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During the launch, the CM said that an aim has been set to train more than one lakh youth of the region by 2020 in a bid to tackle the unemployment problem in the state.

Deb also informed that the government shall provide land, security and other assistance to those who wish to start working or increase productivity, specially the small-scale industries. “The tourism sector shall be developed with proper strategy in the coming days” the CM added.

The state government of Tripura is also planning to promote industrialisation based on bamboo, rubber, jackfruit and pineapple in the state.

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As part of the implementation the Directorate of Skill Development, Tripura, has launched skill development training programmes in 13 accredited training centres across the state. A total of 1,830 candidates have been targeted in the training programmes.

It may be mentioned that Tripura is the first state in the country to implement a pilot project for accreditation for skilled candidates who would be imparted training under the scheme.

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