GUWAHATI, March 19 - The Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) has won the Best Sector Skill Council Award at the 2nd ASSOCHAM Skills Summit held in New Delhi on March 15.
The award was instituted by the ASSOCHAM to acknowledge the Indian Sector Skill Councils which 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 opening ceremony of the Summit by Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
This award is in recognition of skill council that has supported the development of standards for vocational skills, facilitated flagship skill development programmes, introduction of vocational courses at school, college and university level, both in cities and in rural areas and in both basic and advanced levels of training.
Through its robust model and partnerships, the Agriculture Sector Skill Council, which has a large presence in Assam, aims to bridge skills gaps across agriculture and allied sector and supplement the nation�s economic growth rate flawlessly.
The ASCI is engaged in developing the skills of country�s manpower in emerging areas of agriculture like farm mechanization, precision farming, agri-information management, dairy farm management, poultry farm management, fisheries, post-harvest supply chain management, etc.