WCD, Skill Development Ministry to provide skills training to women

New Delhi: On International Women’s Day on Friday, the Women and Child Development Ministry joined hands with the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry to provide skills training and employment to women.

The officials of the two ministries signed an MoU in the presence of Union Ministers Maneka Gandhi and Dharmendra Pradhan.

“The agreement would help women in becoming self-sufficient. The WCD Ministry through the Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK) will identify the skill sets and their geographical relevance which is suitable for enhancing livelihoods of women through self-employment,” Gandhi said.

Pradhan added that the agreement would train thousands of women and promote self-employment or wage employment.

The Skill Development Ministry will provide details of women to the WCD Ministry who have received skill development training and thereafter are engaged in producing goods or services, he said.

The WCD Ministry through the RMK shall assist such women to join the Mahila e-haat platform, a digital platform for selling products produced by women, according to the details of the agreement.

The RMK and the National Skill Development Council will be the implementing partners on behalf of the two ministries, Gandhi said, adding that the agreement would be valid for three years.