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NCML signs MoU with ASCI for Skill Development in Agriculture Sector

KJ Staff
KJ Staff
Agri Industry
Agri Sector

National Collateral Management Limited (NCML), India's largest private sector agriculture post-harvest management company, today (31st March 2021) announced that it had signed MOU with the Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI), a nonprofit organization that works towards the capacity building by bridging gaps and upgrading skills of farmers, wage workers, self-employed & extension workers, under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

The aim is to provide skill training in the agriculture sector. The partnership will enable a continuous learning framework leading to training and development of resources in the agriculture industry. The need for skill development in the agriculture warehouse industry has been recognized by the Government and the Indian agriculture industry. There is a need to bridge the gap between the ongoing vocational education programs and the corresponding industry requirements and expectations. This partnership will increase the benefits to the agriculture warehousing industry, which will play a more significant role in shaping and evolving the vocational training curriculum and programs in the country.

Some of the benefits include reduced in-house training costs due to the availability of industry-ready personnel through National level certification, creation of a pool of skilled workforce for seasonal load by re-skilling of the currently employed workforce.

Mr. Unupom Kausik, President, NCML, “The partnership signifies that the Government and top players of the agriculture industry have a vision of the future. They are ready to tackle that together by scaling the most essential part of any industry resources. This dynamic step was a need of the hour through which one can hope for better support like these from the Government for the betterment of the Indian agriculture sector in the future”.

“NCML is one the large corporate engaged in Agri-service and the prime objective of this collaboration would be to provide practical professional skill training and recognition of prior learning as per PMKVY 3.0. This will give impetus to agriculture growth through skill enhancement of workforce and make Agriculture a sought after occupation amongst the youth” says Dr. Satender Singh Arya CEO, ASCI.

The process is divided into three parts and will include training courses, prior learning and special projects. NCML will recognize prior learning for about 8-9 different skills which are matching the QPs (Qualification Pact) of ASCI and will recognize about 920 people in the country across 19 cities including Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh etc . ASCI will be a facilitator for creating occupational standards for various job roles as per the National Skill Qualification Framework, facilitate accreditation processes for the training being carried and certification of trainees, all of which would be approved by the industry experts.

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