The Union Environment Ministry launched its full-fledged Green Skill Development Programme that aims to train over 5.5 lakh workers in environment and forest sectors in the country through 30 courses by 2021. Environment minister Harsh Vardhan also unveiled a related mobile app here, terming it an ambitious programme of the ministry that will help boost employability and entrepreneurship of the youth in the country. The GSDP was launched last year as a pilot project in 10 districts of the country wherein 154 youths were trained as parataxonomists and biodiversity conservationists.  Now we are going to launch GSPD on a large scale and 80,000 youths in the country will be trained at 80 institutions in next one year. The number will be raised to over 2 lakh in the following year and by 2021 a total of 5.5 lakh youths will be trained as green skilled workers.

The ministry has held deliberations with various stakeholders and is open to any collaboration or partnership with national and international organizations to build a strong network which can be utilised for green skilling under GSDP for sustainable conservation and management of natural resources.

  • The Union Environment Ministry launched its full-fledged Green Skill Development Programme.
  • Aims to train over 5.5 lakh workers in environment and forest sectors in the country through 30 courses by 2021.
  • The GSDP was launched last year as a pilot project in 10 districts of the country.
  • GSPD on a large scale and 80,000 youths in the country will be trained at 80 institutions in next one year.
  • A total of 5.5 lakh youths will be trained as green skilled workers.