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Centrally Sponsored Schemes

Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE) is a new World Bank funded project has been approved by Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) in November 2016 for a total cost of Rs. 2200 crore (US $ 318 million). The project falls under the Programme for Results (P4R) based category of World Bank that ensures outcome based funding. The project aims at creating awareness through industry clusters/geographical chambers that would address the challenge of involvement of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs). The Project would also aim at integrating and enhancing delivery quality of ITIs. In order to ensure achievement of outcome these ITI would be competitively selected for upgradation under the scheme.

Committee for Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved STRIVE and the loan agreement between Government of India & World Bank has been signed on 19.12.2017. The project management consultancy has been on-boarded. The operations manual has been prepared in consultation with World Bank and has been approved by National Steering Committee meeting chaired by Secretary, MSDE on 3rd January 2019. Implementation of project has been started and workshops with states and industries clusters are planned.

The scheme envisages creation of Skill Development infrastructure closer to the people of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts. The scheme covers 47 LWE Districts in 10 States. The cost of the scheme is Rs 407.85 crore with duration of implementation upto 31 March 2019.

The scheme inter alia, envisages creation of infrastructure for 47 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) @ one ITI per district in 47 districts of 10 States and Creation of infrastructure for 68 Skill Development Centers (SDCs) @ 2 SDCs per district in 34 districts of 9 States. Establishment of SDCs in added 13 districts in the revised scheme has not been taken up. So far central share of Rs. 259.35 crore out of total allocation of Rs.403.40 crore has been released to 10 states under the scheme.

Note: The continuation of the scheme beyond 31st March 2019 is in process.

The state wise details of districts covered under the scheme “Skill Development in 47 Districts Affected by Left Wing Extremism” are given in Table:.

Under this Scheme, an existing ITI in a State is being upgraded as Model ITI which will be evolved as an institution showcasing the best practices, efficient and high quality training delivery and sustainable and effective industry relationship by:

  • Becoming a demand center for local industries for its expertise and best performance in training.
  • Better engagement with local industries.
  • Signing flexi MoU with industry to conduct training program to meet specific skill requirement of the Industry. For such approved courses, examination/assessment and certification will be done by NCVT.
  • Training of unorganized sector workers.
  • Training of existing industrial workforce.

Institute Management Committee (IMC) society is to be formed for each ITI with chairperson from Industry. All major trades are to be covered by the representatives of industry in IMC. IMC is to be empowered for its efficient functioning.

The scheme was approved in Dec. 2014 for a total cost of Rs. 300 crores. Implementation period for the Scheme was 3 years i.e., until FY 2016-17. Proposal for continuation of scheme till March 2020 has been approved during SFC meeting held on 9th August 2018.

Govt ITIs at Saket, Meerut and Karaundi, Varanasi are being upgraded into Model ITI with GOI Aid.