A Government report says that around 119 million additional skilled work force will be required by 24 sectors by 2022. The need will mainly be in sectors such as construction, retail, transportation logistics, automobile, and hand loom. Skills gap report commissioned by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) says that, most of the sectors except agriculture will require more skilled workforce in the next seven years. Among the major sectors, building, construction & real estate would require additional skilled workforce of 31.13 million, followed by retail 17.3 million and transportation and logistics 11.66 million.
The employment base of agriculture was 24 crores people in 2013. The projected number of skilled workforce in the sector by 2022 is limited at 21.56 crore showing a reduction of 2.48 crore people in the incremental human resource requirement. It was found that the incremental human resource requirement across 24 sectors is nearly 119 million whereby the top 10 sectors account for about 80% of requirements. The minister for skills development & entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that, “These reports will be used for the implementation of the recently
announced Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY); for state skill missions and for various other skill initiatives being planned across the country.”