Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP)
Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) project aims to implement the mandate of the National Skill Development Mission (NSDM), which was launched by Ministry of Skill Development Entrepreneurship, through its core sub-missions. The project will be implemented in mission mode through World Bank support and is aligned with the overall objectives of the NSDM. The main objectives of the project include strengthening institutional mechanisms at both national and State levels, building a pool of quality trainers and assessors, creating convergence among all skill training activities at the State level, establishing robust monitoring and evaluation system for skill training programs, providing access to skill training opportunities to the disadvantaged sections.
It is proposed to implement the project with financial assistance from World Bank along with the Central and State share in the ratio of 60:40. The funds are categorized under 2 components i.e. ‘System strengthening Grant’ and ‘Inclusion Grant’.
1.

System strengthening Grant

To strengthen the State Skill Development Mission and to create robust mechanisms for convergence of all skill development activities.

2.

Inclusion Grant

Increasing the skill trained man power with respect to marginalized communities’ i.e. Women, PwD, SC/ST.

To identify skill challenges of aspirational districts under SANKALP, sum of Rs.33.34 lakh has been sanctioned under SANKALP project to aspirational Districts (i.e. Virudhunagar and Ramanathapuram).
Various system strengthening and inclusion activities have been planned at a budget outlay of Rs.20.30 Crore under this scheme.