Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the
Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The objective of this Skill
Certification Scheme is to enable a large number of youth to take up industry-relevant skill
training that will help them in securing a better livelihood.
Under the Centrally Sponsored State Managed component of PMKVY, the State
has been provided a target to train 14, 021 youths across multiple sectors in various job roles.
The scheme was rolled out in the State during July 2018 and till date 6861 youths have been
trained. Currently 2034 youths are undergoing training in various training centers across the


The Department is conducting awareness generation campaigns on Skill
Development for livelihood generation under PMKVYScheme.
The first phase of the Skills Mela was conducted at Mon and Kiphire District where
a footfall of more than 15,000 youth was registered for Skill Training under PMKVY.
Under this campaign, a Jobs & Skill Fair was held at Kohima where apart from the
Skill Fair, three recruiters (The Oberoi, ITC Group of Hotels & the Hyatt) also participated
and 100 youths were given direct Jobs out of 240 youth who registered.


A. Development of Human Resource (Multi Skilled handymen) to meet the
Rural/Local Demands:

The Department plans to actively collaborate with the community in identification
of the demands and mobilization of the youths who can be skilled to adorn the role of multiskilled handyman. Under this initiative, it is planned to skill 200 youths as rnulti-skilledhandyman by skilling them across multiple job roles.

B. Recruit, Train and Deploy:

It is planned to engage the construction industry under the recruit, train and deploy
model to create an opportunity to train 250 youths on industry relevant practices for
livelihood opportunities.

C. Livelihood Generation through Skilling in Backyard Poultry for Aspiration
District – Kiphire:

Under the Livelihood Generation through Skilling in Backyard Poultry for
Aspiration District – Kiphire, it is proposed to skill 50 unemployed rural youths in Kiphire
District because of the poor infrastructure conditions prevalent in the aspirational district
which is further compounded by remoteness of the district and limited access to market.
Through this initiative, it is planned to provide skilling interventions to 48 rural youths
to enable them to sustain their livelihood through backyard poultry and enable 2 youths to
sustain their livelihood by running chicken incubation and hatchery units.