Delhi govt launches programme to upskill construction workers

The Delhi government launched the ’Mission Kushal Karmi’ programme under which labourers registered with the Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board will be offered a skill development training course.

The government will also provide a sum of at least ₹4,200 to each worker who takes the course to compensate for the loss of work during the 15-day programme.

The programme was launched by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who explained that workers will undergo upskilling that will help boost their income. Under the programme, workers will be trained for 120-hours in their workplace-like environment.

This will help in increasing the income of workers up to 8,000. The government aims to train 200,000 workers in a year under the programme. Construction companies will also benefit from these skilled workers. The programme will be conducted by the Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) along with Simplex, NAREDCO and India Vision Foundation.

DESU is running training centres at three places currently and more centres will be added in the coming days.