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Govt to impart skill development in every coastal dist

New Delhi, Jun 8 (UNI) The Shipping Ministry under the Sagarmala programme, will impart skill development to 1,500 people in every coastal district of the country in three years.
Shipping Secretary Gopal Krishna while inaugurating a workshop on “Skill Development in the Port and Maritime Sector” here on Friday said, training of 500 students per-year-per-district was being undertaken by the Ministry for the next three years through Sagarmala with Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gramin Kaushal Yojana
(DDU GKY) (MoRD) - convergence for Port and Maritime sector.
Besides, respective state governments were issuing Expression of Interest (EoI) for empaneling training partners, he said.
The Ministry has completed skill gap studies of 21 coastal districts in eight states and three Union Territories (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep) and currently its implementation is underway, he said.
Project approvals for Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal have been done. For the first phase, training has commenced for 2028 students, 1917 have been trained and 1128 have been placed while 92 students are under training in Odisha.
On this occasion a testimonial booklet highlighting the success stories of trainees trained in Phase -1 of the Sagarmala-DDU GKY convergence programme was released.
Bishnu Pada Ray, Member of Parliament from Andaman and Nicobar Islands also lauded the efforts made by the Shipping Ministry.
The Ministry of Shipping also released skill gap studies for 21 coastal districts of India.
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