NSDC & MoHUA has launched NIPUN scheme for Construction Workers

Published on June 23, 2022
Current Context: Union Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs and Petroleum & Natural Gas, Hardeep Singh Puri, launched an innovative project for skill training of construction workers called ‘NIPUN’.
NSDC & MoHUA has launched NIPUN scheme for Construction Workers
  • The project NIPUN is an initiative of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) under its flagship scheme of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).
  • It helps to train over 1 lakh construction workers, through fresh skilling and upskilling programs and provides them with work opportunities in both domestic and foreign countries.
  • On-site skill training will be provided to 80,000 construction workers through industry associations under the RPL certification, co-branded with MoHUA.
  • While 14,000 candidates will receive fresh skilling through the plumbing and infrastructure Sector Skill Council (SSC).
  • It will also provide trainees with Kaushal Bima i.e 3-year accidental insurance with coverage of Rs 2 lakhs and digital skills like cashless transactions and BHIM app etc.
  • As per recent data, the construction industry is p to become the largest employer by 2022 and needs 45 million additional skilled workers over the next 10 years.

Question:

Q.1 Which of the following is the main objective of the NIPUN Scheme?
a. To train construction workers
b. To provide financial services
c. To facilitates fertilizer to farmers
d. To develop digital infrastructure

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