The Government of India provides skill development programme for the youth of the nation by implementing Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY). This vocational training and placement programme of Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) mainly focuses on rural youth generation.The government of India targeting 500 million trained youth by 2022.According to 2011census, India has 55 million potential workers in rural areas. Under the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE); Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) implemented by National Skill Development Corporation. The main purpose of the Skill Certification Scheme is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help youth in securing a better livelihood. Individuals with prior learning experience or skills will also be assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The present study intend to analyze the role of DDU- GKY in promoting the skill enhancement training for youth in reference to the districts of Madhya Pradesh in a span of five years since 2015. For the study secondary data is being used and the research is descriptive in nature. The study entails that the skill scheme DDUGKY have shown the significant effect on the employment generation in the specific sectors, however the need is to increase the skill mission at mass level and also to assess its long term effect to achieve full employment.
Keywords: - Skill, Skill Development, Training Programme, DDUGKY.