India is a vast country with a population of approximately 115 cr. 75% of India's population lives in about six lac villages. There is a visible difference in rural and urban, rich and poor, highly educated and lesser educated, forward and backward areas. While resourceful people, particularly those living in urban areas, have had access to better education and professional training, but vast majority of those who live in rural areas and slums are lesser educated and hardly undergo any technical, professional and vocational training. In fact, for most of such people, quality education and higher technical and professional education is unaffordable. In terms of career options, such lesser educated and not so fortunate people tend to work in low paid unorganized sector.
The only option available before the Indian informal sector is to depend upon relatively low paid manpower trained through non-formal system of skill development. There is, therefore, an urgent need to train millions of persons every year through a countrywide network of non-formal skill development. Such non-formal skill training should attract beneficiaries from all cross-sections of Indian society with special emphasis on SCs/STs, OBCs, women, school dropouts, minorities, physically disabled, economically weaker sections of the society and other under-privileged persons.
NAME OF THE COURSES OFFERED AND CENTRE NAME’S UNDER CDTP
VARIOUS SKILL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES UNDER CDTP