Sunil Kumar last year put his life savings to start a skills training centre in Alwar, Rajasthan. The centre was inspected and approved in January. He also received an advance for the first batch of trainees. Mr Kumar was glad he had let himself be inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to train the youth and get them jobs. A few months down the line, he isn’t so sure any more. The owner of the training centre says the government stopped setting targets for his centre, and the money. “Now, I have no idea where this project is headed,” Mr Kumar told NDTV, worried that at this rate, “we will all be unemployed”.His only consolation; he isn’t the only one. There are hundreds of such centres across India, which meet the criteria set by the government under the Prime Minister’s Skill Development Scheme but aren’t getting the targets, or the money. Most of these are in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
Source: Government Finds Ghost Centres In Skill India Mission, Crackdown Begins