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Friday, 20-July-2018

OVER FIVE LAKH TO BE TRAINED WITH ‘GREEN SKILLS’

Five lakh people will be trained with “green skills” by the Environment Ministry from 2018 to 2021

The Environment Ministry will train over five lakh people with “green skills” for better job opportunities between 2018 to 2021, said Union Minister Harsh Vardhan.
The Minister, however, also clarified that though the skills provided by them are in demand, the ministry does not guarantee employment.
The Minister said that a total of 5,60,000 people will be trained under the ministry’s green skill development programme with the highly sought after skills which are in demand.
The ‘green skills’ under the programme include -- biodiversity conservationists, Effluent Treatment Plant operators, air pollution abatement workers, equipment operators, waste handling and candidates for plantation sectors among others.
Under the programme, a group of trainers will be first received at the ministry and then sent to different parts of the country to train the candidates, at the expense of the ministry. 80,000 candidates will be trained in 2018-19; 1,60,000 will be trained in 2019-20 and 3,20,000 will be trained in 2020-21.