Budget 2017-2018 for Youth

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Budget for Youth 2017-2018

  • To introduce a system of measuring annual learning outcomes in our schools
  • Innovation Fund for Secondary Education proposed to encourage local innovation for ensuring universal access, gender parity and quality improvement to be introduced in 3479 educationally backward districts.
  • Good quality higher education institutions to have greater administrative and academic autonomy
  • SWAYAM platform, leveraging IT, to be launched with at least 350 online courses. This would enable students to virtually attend courses taught by the best faculty
  • National Testing Agency to be set-up as an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organisation to conduct all entrance examinations for higher education institutions
  • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras to be extended to more than 600 districts across the country. 100 India International Skills Centres will be established across the country.
  • Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion programme (SANKALP) to be launched at a cost of  4000 crores. SANKALP will provide market relevant training to 3.5 crore youth
  • Next phase of Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE) will also be launched in 2017-18 at a cost of  2,200 crores
  • A scheme for creating employment in the leather and footwear industries along the lines in Textiles Sector to be launched
  • Incredible India 2.0 Campaign will be launched across the world to promote tourism and employment.
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