Ministries of Agri and Skill Development Sign Training Pact.
New Delhi: To conduct training programmes for agriculture and allied sectors at 690 Krishi Vigyan Kendras across the country, the ministries of agriculture and skill development signed an agreement.
Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh said, “we have entered an MoU with the skill development ministry to intensify the pace of skill development in 690 Krishi Vikas Kendras country-wide by training agricultural workforce.”
Due to the low presence of agro-based industries in rural areas, it is important to increase the ratio of self-employment to employment to 100%, the minister said.
The minister added that the government believes that agriculture must be developed as a private enterprise so that it attracts more youth and there is a need to study the skill gap analysis in agriculture sector by the Agriculture Skill Council of India.