New Delhi: The people in the national capital will now be imparted training to enhance their employment opportunity under the smart city projects.
New Delhi Municipal Council Smart City Ltd (NDMCSCL), a special purpose vehicle formed for executing the smart city plan of the NDMC, today signed an agreement with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in this regard.
As per the MoU, NSDC will assist in setting up ‘Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras’ for imparting skill training and skill upgradation in different crafts as per stipulated quality certification norms.
Initially, four centres will be to be set up at Mandir Marg, Purana Qila Road, Pandara Road and Chanakyapuri, while a centre of excellence will also come up at Moti Bagh soon.
Urban Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the smart city development focusses on employment generation and every smart city needs to have at least one skill development centre.
Skill training and development is essential for realising full potential of the country’s human resources, he added.
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy said for the first time a large number of gardeners will be imparted skill traning under the MoU signed today.
NDMC and NSDC will also jointly develop e-learning content for skilling in smart cities.