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Govt launches NIPUN scheme to train over 1 lakh construction workers

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    23rd Jun, 2022


The government launched a project named National Initiative for Promoting Upskilling of Nirman workers (NIPUN) for skill training of 100,000 construction workers.


  • The NIPUN project is launched under the flagship scheme of the Deendayal Antyodaya-Yojana National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) to train construction workers through fresh skilling and upskilling programs which will provide them with work opportunities in foreign countries also.
  • Project NIPUN will facilitate and support convergence with related ministries. 
  • It will provide trainees with ‘Kaushal Bhima’, three-year accidental insurance with coverage of Rs 2 lakhs, digital skills such as cashless transactions and the BHIM app, orientation about entrepreneurship, and EPF and BOCW facilities. 

Nodal Agency

  • The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the nodal agency under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India will implement the NIPUN project.
  • NSDC will be responsible for the overall execution of training, monitoring and candidate tracking. 


  • The NIPUN project implementation is divided into three parts, 
    • training through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at construction sites
    • training through Fresh skilling by Plumbing and Infrastructure SSC
    • International Placement through industries, builders, and contractors. 

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