Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) won the Best Sector Skill Council Award, under gold category, for second consecutive year at the third ASSOCHAM Skills Summit held in New Delhi on 9th August 2017. 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 Inaugural session of the Summit by Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Hon’ble Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Dr. Satender Arya, CEO, ASCI received the award and said that the award is in recognition of Agriculture Skill Council’s efforts that has supported the development of Standards, facilitated flagship Skill development Programmes , introduction of vocational courses at school, college and university level both in cities and in rural areas and gave respect to informally skilled people through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
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. ASCI is actively working with the all the stakeholders in the skills ecosystem to facilitate better incomes and livelihoods through RPL and other training programs customized to specialized skills in the different sub-sectors of agriculture.
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 out efforts to prepare India’s manpower especially in rural areas face the challenges of transforming Indian agriculture through appropriate Skilling
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 .