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Environment Minister Launched Programme to Train 5.5 Lakh Workers by 2021

The Union Environment Ministry has launched its full-fledged Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP).
 Environment Minister Launched Programme to Train 5.5 Lakh Workers by 2021
  • It aims to train over 5.5 lakh workers in environment and forest sectors in the country through 30 courses by 2021.
  • A mobile app GSDP-ENVIS (Green Skill Development Programme -Environment Information System) was also launched by the Environment minister Harsh Vardhan.
  • This initiative will help boost employability and entrepreneurship of the youth in the country.
  • The GSDP has launched a year ago, as a pilot project in 10 districts of the country.
  • Under the GSDP, 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 eventually by 2021 a total over 5.5 lakh youths will be trained as green skilled workers.
  • With the help of its Environment Information System (ENVIS) hubs and other institutions, the Environment Ministry would take up skill development of youth in the environment and forest sectors through 30 courses.
  • It would promote sustainable conservation and management of natural resources.

Expected Questions

Question 1. Who is the current Environment Minister of India?
Harsh Vardhan

Question 2. Name the recently launched Programme by the Environment Ministry which aims to train 5.5 lakh workers by 2021.
Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP)
Question 3. Which mobile app was launched to support this programme?
GSDP-ENVIS
Question 4. When is World Environment Day celebrated?
5th June
Environment Minister Launched Programme to Train 5.5 Lakh Workers by 2021  Environment Minister Launched Programme to Train 5.5 Lakh Workers by 2021 Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on May 15, 2018 Rating: 5

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