Written by Lakshmi Venkataraman Venkatesan

India is considered to be one of the youngest countries with more than 54% of the total population below 25 years of age. In a country that is on the brink of rapid transformation, India’s youth plays a vital role in strengthening its growth prospects to become an economic superpower. And to ensure this, the government is ensuring to provide formidable ammunition by ‘skilling’ the youth through various ambitious programmes.

While ‘Skill’ is the buzzword for a new digitalized India, there are significant gaps that remain unaddressed and are a cause of concern especially in the rural areas.