#WomensDay: WCD, MSDE sign agreement to provide skills-training to women
On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Women and Child Development Ministry (WCD) and the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry (MSDE) entered into an agreement to provide skills training and employment to women. The officials of the two ministries signed the agreement in the presence of WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Read the details here.
Agreement would help women in becoming self-sufficient, says Gandhi
Gandhi said the agreement would help women in becoming self-sufficient. "The WCD Ministry through the Rastriya Mahila Kosh (RMK) will identify the skill sets and their geographical relevance which is suitable for enhancing the livelihood of women through self-employment," she further said. Minister of MSDE, Pradhan said the agreement would train thousands of women and promote self-employment or wage employment.
WCD will assist women to enrol in Mahila e-haat platform
The Skill Development Ministry will provide details of women to the WCD Ministry who have received skill development training and engaged in producing goods or services after their training, said Pradhan. The WCD Ministry through the RMK shall assist such women to come on-board into the Mahila e-haat, a digital platform for selling products produced by women, according to the details of the agreement.
RMK, NSDC will be the implementing partners: Gandhi
The Rastriya Mahila Kosh and the National Skill Development Council will be the implementing partners on behalf of the two ministries, said Gandhi. She further said that the agreement would be valid for a period of three years.Share this timeline