Skill India turned into ‘Scam India’: Congress

Abhishek Manu Singhvi

New Delhi, Sep 21: The Congress on Friday attacked the Narendra Modi government saying Skill India has turned into ‘Scam India’.

Addressing media, Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, ” People who the govt claims have benefited from Skill India are ghost beneficiaries, who only exist on paper”.

“Rs 12000 Crore was allocated to Skill India. Only 1.25% of the targeted 40 crore have been given skill training. This 1.25% includes ghost beneficiaries”, he added.

The Congress leader sought a comprehensive impartial investigation in Skill India scam.

Citing an RTI reply, Singhvi further stated that “we have found out that only 50 lakh people are trained through SDMS. Through PMKVY less than 10 lakh are placed.

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed 40 crore, which is a ‘jumla’.


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