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5) What are Green Skills? Discuss the Importance of Green Skill Development Programme that was launched recently. (250 words)

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

5) What are Green Skills? Discuss the Importance of Green Skill Development Programme that was launched recently. (250 words)

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Why this question:

India would need around 10.4 crores of new workforces by the year 2022, in various sectors and hence skill development is essential to meet the demand. Thus with this aspect the question aims to examine the significance of Green Skill Development Programme.

Key demand of the question:

Explain what are green skills and their importance in today’s times. Also throw light on the Importance of Green Skill Development Programme that was launched recently.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief define what green skills are.

Body:

Recently Decision has been taken by the Government of India, to expand the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) to an all-India level.

Discuss –

What are Green Skills? – Green skills are those skills needed to adapt processes, services and products to climate change and the environmental regulations and requirements related to it. They include the knowledge, abilities, values and attitudes needed to live in, develop and support a sustainable and resource-efficient society. These skills are required in areas such as such as Renewable energy, Wastewater treatment, Climate resilient cities, Green construction, Solid waste management etc.

Explain its significance.

List down the importance of Green Skill Development Programme along with recent developments.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.

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