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  1. Union Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship has reviewed the Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP).
  2. SANKALP is an outcome-oriented programme of Ministry of Skills Development & Entrepreneurship(MSDE) with a special focus on decentralised planning and quality improvement.
  3. The project is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme and is implemented in mission mode through World Bank support.
  4. The project aims to implement the mandate of the National Skill Development Mission(NSDM).
  5. The main objectives of SANKALP include (a)Institutional Strengthening (at National, State & District level) (b) Quality Assurance of skill development programs (c) Inclusion of marginalised population in skill development and (d) Expanding Skills through Public Private Partnerships(PPPs).
  6. Further,a robust IT system namely “Skill India Portal” has also been developed under SANKALP to capture and converge skill data.
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