Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment
4. Skill India Mission aimed at addressing the skill gap in India and provide adequate training in market-relevant skills for the youth. However, there is a need to address the implementation challenges and focus on emerging skills to make the youth industry-ready and increase their employability. Analyse. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Reference: Insights on India , Insights on India
Why the question:
The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about successes, limitations and the improvements needed to the skill India mission.
Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Start by mentioning the aims and objectives of skill India mission.
First, write about various improvements seen in the skilling ecosystem and vocational training after the launch of Skill India. Substantiate with statistics.
Next, write about the various bottlenecks in the skill India mission – low employability and employment rates like – Shortage of well-trained and skilled personnel, low Female participation in workforce, Skill Deficit in Rural Areas etc.
Suggest steps as to how to overcome them to make India the skill capital of the world.
Conclude with a way forward.