Making the request to NSDC Chairman S Ramadorai who called on him at his residence here, Rawat said the Centre's skill development scheme should be tailored to suit the needs of hill states.
At the time of UPA there were plans to set up Regional Skill Development Training Centres in states. The Centre should open such centres now, an official release quoting the Chief Minister said.
Assuring Rawat of all help from the NSDC, Ramadorai said there are more opportunities for self-employment in the agro- forest, medical tourism, ayurveda, yoga, MSME and tourism sectors in Uttarakhand in which skill development training can be given to youths.
He also asked the state government to send maximum number of proposals to the Centre under the Prime Minister Skill Development Programme.
NSDC will send a team of experts to inspect ITIs, Polytechnic and Commercial colleges of Uttarakhand which will help it tailor its skill development programmes in accordance with the requirements of hill states, Ramdorai said.


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