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Govt starts skill mapping to help workers get opportunities closer home

Business Standard, India, 10 June 2020 - The central government is undertaking a comprehensive skill mapping exercise of labourers in conjunction with states as part of efforts to provide them work opportunities closer to their homes, officials said.

The Ministry of and Entrepreneurship is working through its implementation arm, the National Corporation, in partnership with an artificial intelligence company on creating a platform to map skilled and certified workers with demand clusters based on industrial requirements.

"We are initially exploring this exercise with our sector skill councils. The skill management information system aims to create a local ecosystem in every region to minimise the need to depend on migrants, as well as to provide workers with opportunities closer to their homes," said an official.

The initiative will help both companies and workers, said government authorities, adding that as businesses start resuming operations, there is an increased need for skilled professionals and the platform will help meet this demand.

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Source: https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/govt-starts-skill-mapping-to-help-workers-get-opportunities-closer-home-120061001023_1.html

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