Despite the government’s full emphasis on skill development in the state, every year ten thousand students are forced to be denied the benefit of vocational education. The education department is not able to choose a business partner to implement this scheme. At the same time, the government has decided to add two new courses, Horticulture and Floriculture under the scheme. For this, approval from the Central Government is awaited.
200 government secondary schools have been selected for vocational education in the state. In these schools, students from class nine to 12th will be imparted training in various vocational courses. The government has selected courses like Beauty and Wellness, Plumber, Retail, Hospitality, Electronic Hardware. In future, horticulture and floriculture courses will also be included. In this regard, the proposal will be placed before the Project Approval Board for approval under the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan.
The special thing is that the business plan has not been implemented for the last five years. The previous Congress government did not take much interest in the implementation. Now the BJP government also is not able to implement vocational education started under the skill development of the Modi government at the center. The training partner is not being selected for this. In this regard, the paper is dumped in the government itself. Thousands of students are not getting the benefit of this scheme every year. However, multi-skilling course is being conducted by the Lend a Hand India Foundation in ten government secondary schools in Nainital and Dehradun districts. At present, the government has swung its hands in implementing the scheme across the state. Education Minister Arvind Pandey says that the vocational education scheme will be implemented soon.
94 gardens to be handed over to the Horticulture Marketing Board
The government is going to activate the Horticulture Marketing Board in Uttarakhand. Under this, 94 gardens of the Horticulture Department in the state will be handed over to the Marketing Board. Horticulture Minister Subodh Uniyal gave these instructions to the officials in the review meeting held in the assembly on Friday. He said that the objective of this initiative is to provide a strong infrastructure for horticulture crops, quality production and better price for the products through value addition to farmers. In this, it will be established as a brand with a special focus on the apple of Uttarakhand.