Upskilling of Street Vendors

Upskilling of Street Vendors


  • Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) announced a pilot project to train 2,500 street food vendors in Delhi under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 3.0.


  • The project will be implemented by the Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skill Council (THSSC) and the training partners of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)
  • Registered street food vendors will go through counselling sessions of 4-5 days where they will get clarity about their skills, qualifications, interests, opportunities and itinerary structure.
  • Vendors will be educated on health and safety standards, safety provisions under COVID-19 protocol, effective communication techniques with employees and customers, new age skills like digital literacy, financial literacy, digital payments and e-selling.
  • Loans will also be made available to vendors under Mudra Yojana.
  • It will enable sellers to qualify for e-cart licenses, teach them to improve hygiene conditions in food preparation and aesthetics of vending. Along with this, 500 rupees will be given per day during the training of four days.


  • It aims at imparting relevant skills to street food vendors, leading to better services for consumers, more revenue generation opportunities and increasing awareness about civic regulations.


  • There are about 5.5 million street food vendors in India, which contribute about 14% of the informal economy, making their skills important in the economy.
  • It will definitely help in raising the working and livelihood conditions of the workforce.
  • It will provide social security and protection to 4,000 vendors in East Delhi and 2.5 million street vendors nationally.

Other schemes related to food vendors:

  • PM Swanidhi Yojana
  • Me too digital
  • The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihoods and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014
  • Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Yojana
  • Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

Prime Minister Skill Development Scheme

  • PMKVY was launched in 2015 under the Skill India Mission.
  • It aims to train more than 400 million people in various skills in India by the year 2022.
  • Its objective is to provide vocational training and certification to Indian youth for better livelihood and respect in the society.


  • Launched: India’s biggest skill certification scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana’ was launched on July 15, 2015 (World Youth Skills Day).
  • Objective: To provide free short term skill training to youth and encourage skill development through monetary rewards.
  • Implementation: PMKVY has been implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the guidance of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
  • Key components: Short term training, special projects, recognition of prior learning, skill and job fair etc.

PMKVY 2.0 (2016-20):

  • Launched by greater alignment both in terms of sector and geography and with other missions of the Government of India like Make in India, Digital India, Swachh Bharat etc.
  • Under PMKVY 1.0 and PMKVY 2.0 more than 1.2 crore youth have been trained in the country through an improved standardized skilling ecosystem.

PMKVY 3.0:

  • It was launched in 717 districts of 28 states/eight union territories, PMKVY 3.0 is an important step towards ‘Self-reliant India’.
  • The scheme envisages providing skill training to eight lakh candidates in the plan period of the year 2020-2021 with an outlay of Rs.948.90 crore.
  • The present era and Industry 4.0 have focused on bridging the demand-supply gap by promoting skill development.

RPL Program:

  • It is being implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
  • It aims to promote decentralization and local governance for better planning and implementation of skill development programmes.
  • It is a recognition of prior learning outside a formal system and provides an individual with a government certificate for his/her skills.

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