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2nd edition of District Skill Development Planning Awards

The 2nd edition of ‘Awards for Excellence in District Skill Development Planning’ (DSDP) were organized at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi on 09 June 2022.

» During the event, top 30 districts were awarded for their innovative best practices in skill development in the region.

  • Rajkot in Gujarat, Cachar in Assam and Satara in Maharashtra respectively were ranked top three among all participating districts.

» IIT Delhi and IIT Kharagpur were chosen as evaluation partners to assess the award entries.

Thirty districts were selected, and awards were given under the following three categories:

Category I: 8 Awards for Excellence in District Skill Development Planning

Category II: 13 Certificate for Excellence in District Skill Development Planning

Category III: 9 Letter of Appreciation for District Skill Development Planning

30 Districts of 2nd District Skill Development Planning (DSDP) Awards:

RankingStateDistrict
1Gujarat Rajkot
2Assam Cachar
3MaharashtraSatara
4KeralaMalappuram
5UttarakhandRudraprayag
6MaharashtraSindhudurg
7BiharGaya
8ChattisgarhDantewada
9Bihar Araria
10Uttar PradeshBahraich
11Himachal Pradesh Mandi
12MaharashtraWashim
13GujaratPatan
14UttarakhandBageshwar
15Tamil NaduTiruppur
16Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad
17Uttar PradeshChandauli
18MaharashtraThane
19Madhya PradeshSingrauli
20ChandigarhChandigarh
21ChattisgarhMahasamund
22Uttar PradeshSonbhadra
23JharkhandGiridih
24GujaratSurendranagar
25KarnatakaRaichur
26MaharashtraSolapur
27KeralaThrissur
28Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnam
29Andhra PradeshPrakasam
30HaryanaNuh (Mewat)

About District Skill Development Planning (DSDP) Award:

  • DSDP Awards were instituted under the Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) Scheme by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) in June 2018.
  • DSDP Awards has been instituted to promote decentralised planning, acknowledge and reward the extraordinary and innovative work done by districts in the field of skill development.
  • The first DSDP Awards were held in 2018-19, with 228 districts from 19 states participating in the initiative.
  • MSDE envisages these awards will encourage all District Skill Committees (DSCs) and will promote better understanding around DSDP by using capabilities for implementing targeted projects at the district level. The project aims to maximise the impact of SANKALP’s primary initiative, which is to strengthen institutional mechanisms for skill development at the state and district levels.
About SANKALP:
  • Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (“SANKALP”) is a programme under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship with loan assistance from the World Bank.
  • It aims to improve short-term skill training qualitatively and quantitatively through strengthening institutions, bringing in better market connectivity and inclusion of marginalised sections of the society.
Source: PIB

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