SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes to boost Skill India Mission

·       Objective. The Aim of both of the schemes will be :
  1. Better governance and regulation of skill training in India.
  2. To converge all the efforts taken by central government, state government and private bodies in the area of skill development in India.
  3. Promoting industries involvement in vocational training.
  4. To shift the focus of Government efforts from inputs to results.
  5. To introduce institutional reforms in the area of Vocational education and training.
  6. Developing globally competitive workforce for domestic and overseas requirements.
  7. Greater decentralization in skill planning  by strengthening the institutions at the State level.
·         Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion. (SANKALP). The main objectives of the project include:
  1. Strengthening institutional mechanisms at both national and state levels,
  2. building a pool of quality trainers and assessors,
  3. Creating convergence among all skill training activities at the state level.
  4. Establishing a  monitoring and evaluation system for skill training programs,
  5. Providing access to skill training opportunities to the disadvantaged sections and
  6. To supplement the Make in India initiative by catering to the skill requirements in relevant manufacturing sectors.
· The project will be funded in three major parts (No need to memorize the amount): 1.  World Bank loan assistance of Rs. 3300 crore. 2.  States’ contribution Rs. 660 crore. 3.  Industry contribution of Rs. 495 crore.

·  Components :

  • Setting up National Skill Certification Body.
  • Set up unified National Accreditation board.
  • Setting up National Skill Research Division.
  • Universalization of National Skills Qualification Framework.
  • Credit framework for horizontal and vertical mobility of skilled candidates.
  • Development of Labour Market Information System.
  • Organizing Kaushal Mart – a Skilling Resource Marketplace offering a credible platform for exchange of skilling resources of different kinds. They include Participant Handbooks, Facilitator Guides, Presentations, Videos, amongst others.
  • To Develop a National Portal for trainers called Takshila.
  • Entrepreneurship Development.
  • Skill fund: It shall be set up as competitive challenge fund that shall provide grants to the skill developing institutions.
  • Trainer & Assessor Academies will be developed.
  • India International Skill Centers (IISC): IISCs are being set up to train for overseas placements.
·         Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE). ·         STRIVE scheme Aims at:
  1. Increase in the number of graduates from ITIs.
  2. Improvement in industrial training and employment outcomes for trainees and graduates of ITIs.
  3. Reduction in ITIs’ trainer vacancies and improvements in training of trainers.
  4. Increase in female enrollment rate in ITIs.


  1. Total cost: Rs. 2,200 crore.
  2. 50 % of the total cost will be financed by World Bank.

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