Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) has won the Best Sector Skill Council Award at the 2nd ASSOCHAM Skills Summit on 15th March 2016 held in New Delhi.
The Award was instituted by the ASSOCHAM to acknowledge the Indian Sector Skill Councils who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the skills agenda in India – one of the most important challenges the country is facing today.
The award was conferred at the opening ceremony of the Summit by Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Hon’ble Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Dr Satender Arya, CEO, ASCI received the award on behalf of ASCI.
This award is in recognition of Skill Council that has supported the development of Standards for vocational skills , facilitated flagship Skill development Programmes, introduction of vocational courses at School, College and University level both in cities and in rural areas and in both basic and advanced levels of training.
Through its robust model and partnerships, Agriculture Sector Skill Council aims to bridge skills gaps across Agriculture sector and supplement the nation’s economic growth rate flawlessly.
With Agriculture contributing to the livelihood of more than 50 per cent of manpower in the country, Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) is not only making a substantial impact on the skill development for them but also geared up towards making a significant and lasting impact on various other stakeholders and the economy through driving national agenda of skill development in Agriculture. ASCI is making all efforts to prepare India’s manpower especially in rural areas face the challenges of transforming Indian agriculture.
ASCI has taken upon itself this responsibility through developing the skills of country’s manpower in emerging areas of agriculture viz. Farm Mechanization , Precision Farming, Agri-Information Management, Dairy Farm Management, Poultry Farm Management, Fisheries, Post Harvest Supply Chain Management, Agro Forestry, Watershed Management and Other Allied Sectors.