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| Last Updated::23/01/2020

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Certificate Course On Wildlife Managment using Geospatial Techniques (Progress Report 2019)




Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) is a vocational training program, in line with the Skill India Mission launched by the Honorable Prime Minister. It falls under the ambit of Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF & CC). The focus of the program is on developing and promoting the ‘soft’ or ‘green’ skills of the registered candidates besides boosting their mechanical/technical skills.


It has been taken up for skill development in the environment and forest sector so as to enable Indian youth to get gainful employment and/or self-employment. The program endeavors to develop green skilled workers having technical knowledge and commitment to sustainable development, which will help in the attainment of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), National Biodiversity Targets (NBTs), as well as Waste Management Rules (2016).


The National Skill Development Agency (NSDA), set up by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), is the nodal agency for regulating skill development in the country. The National Occupation Standards (NOSs) and Qualification Packs (QPs) as mentioned in the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) of NSDA have to be adhered for skill development courses. The program is divided into two broad phases, namely; GSDP 1.0 or the Pilot Phase The first GSDP course was launched on 4th June, 2017 and was formulated for training the Biodiversity Conservationists in the Basic Course which extended

for a span of 3 months as well as for training the Para-taxonomists in the Advance Course also of 3 months duration. This was done on a pilot basis in ten selected districts of the country (covering nine bio-geographic regions).


The program received a very positive response from both the trainees and the trainers, who were scientists from BSI and ZSI. GSDP 2.0 Pan India: The pan India launch of this program was based on the success of the first phase of GSDP. Moreover, the feedback received from the stakeholders, led to the up

scaling of GSDP to an all-India level. More than 87 ENVIS Hubs/ Resource Partners/ Academic & Research Institutions are partnering to conduct 44 Courses. The program has been extended to all the States & UTs including the Islands of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep. It covers diverse fields which shall further aid in employment generation. At the first stage, a pool of Master Trainers/Specialists is being created who can further train the youth across the country. This includes process-based green skills to enable transition from energy & emissions–intensive economy to cleaner & greener production & service patterns.(more)