Agriculture Sector Skill Council

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Agriculture and allied exercises represents around 15.7 % of the nation's GDP and is evaluated to utilize around 124.7 million individuals as cultivators and 106.8 million as agricultural work. Other than this Agriculture Industry utilizes an extensive number of individuals in an organized and Unorganized area, information relating to same is however not accessible. In view of presumptions of Food Grain Production and Manpower required to handle aggregate created, the same is determined at (0.20 Million) for Organized and (1.95 Million) for Unorganized division.

India has around 161 million hectares of arable place where there is which 55 million is watered. With expansion in populace interest for sustenance and Agriculture produce is expanding, yet supply is consistent because of low agricultural efficiency. This is transcendental because of inappropriate Farm Management practices and misfortune in post-harvest taking care of. There is a prerequisite for a particular arrangement of abilities in the area of Agriculture.

Considering above components, ASCI was set up in January 2013 as a Section 25 organization under the company’s demonstration of the Ministry of Company Affairs. Attempt of ASCI is to work towards the building limit in the Agriculture Industry and overcome any issues amongst research centers and ranchers. ASCI imaginestouch/redesign aptitudes of Cultivators, Agricultural Labors and Direct and Indirect work occupied with Organized and Unorganized Agriculture and Allied industry.



Agriculture Skill Council of India has been setup as Section 25 organizations under the company’s activities of the Ministry of Company Affairs. ASCI will work towards building Capacity around Agriculture industry and overcome any issues between research centers to cultivate. ASCI is focusing to touch/redesign abilities of around 56.49 Million of Cultivators, Agricultural Labors and Direct and Indirect work occupied with Organized and Unorganized Agriculture Industry viz, Farm Inputs, Procurement, Supply Chain, Warehousing/Logistics and so forth. ASCI are being intended to take into account accompanying clients of Agriculture Industry:

  • Self Employed
  • Farmers
  • Extension Workers
  • Farm and Wage Workers

Objectivesof Agriculture Skill Council of India

  • Determining abilities/competency measures and capabilities and advancement of National Occupational Standards.
  • Preparation and maintenance of skill inventory to encourage singular decisions.
  • Development of segment particular aptitude advancement plan.
  • Standardization of connection and accreditation process.
  • Affiliation, accreditation, appraisal and certification of Vocational Institutes.
  • Plan and execute Training of Trainers.
  • Promotion of scholastics of incredibleness.
  • Establishment of a very much organized, sector particular, Labor Market Information System to help arranging and conveyance of preparing.
  • Adoption of worldwide best practices.

Part of service providers in ASCI

Anagriculture expansion administration supplier gives talks, direction and genuine showings on the most recent technologies identified with agriculture. He likewise works with different specialists in agriculture to take in more or even grow new strategies that could propel creation.

Part of Individual in ASCI

The individual is in charge of working with Research and Development group in agriculture enterprises (the counting seed, pesticides, and fertilizer) to fulfill rancher needs. They comprehend and market innovation to be exchanged to farmers by a method for exhibits and preparing. They additionally facilitate and motivate agriculturists to adjust to advanced strategies for good returns.

ASCI is a Section 25 Company enrolled under organizations demonstration with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and have 29 part administering board, including famous specialists and agents from the Government Bodies, Boards, Industry Association, Academicians, Industry, Growers Associations, and so forth.

Key Features

  • Industry Centric Approach
  • Provide Multiple Career Pathways
  • Recognition for Prior Learning
  • Quality Assurance Framework
  • Levels of Knowledge, Skills and Aptitude
  • Multiple Entry and Exit Option
  • Credit Accumulation and Transfer
  • Organizes capabilities as indicated by arrangement of
  • Equivalence with Certificate, Degree and Diploma

Members of Governing Board of ASCI comprise of following

  • Dr. S A Patil- Chairman, Karnataka Krishi Mission
  • Dr. Samir Dave- Joint Secretary, Pesticide Manufacturers & Formulators Association of India
  • Prof. Jeemol Unni- Director, Institute of Rural Management, Anand
  • Mr Shrikant Mehta- Chairman, Confederation of Indian Horticulture
  • Mr. Shriram Gadhave- President, Vegetable Growers Association of India
  • Mr. Sachidanand Madan- MD, Technico Agri Sciences Ltd, Nominated by NSDC, Technico Agri Sceinces Ltd.
  • Mr. Mukul Varshney- Director-Corporate Affairs, John Deere India Pvt Ltd
  • Mr. Krish Aiyengar- Joint Secretary, National Committee on Plasticulture Agriculture
  • Mr. S. Soundararajan- Director, Tea Board of India

Affiliation of Training Providers

ASCI initiated alliance of training Providers for Regular software engineers in October 2014 furthermore released a redesigned version of the Affiliation convention report. So 54 Training Providers have been partnered.

ASCI have it every one of 53 QPs endorsed for consideration in NSQF and National Qualifications Register in 7th NSQC Meeting convened on June 18, 2015.

ASCI has created 11 latest Qualifications Packs and is in procedure of creating 12 draft QPs in-house with the backing of Industry accomplices by means of the Global Cold Chain Alliance and Jain Irrigation.

Vision of Agriculture Skill Council of India

Making a supportable industry adjusted Eco framework for powerful skill and enterprise improvement in Agriculture and Allied division.

Mission Agriculture Skill Council of India

  • End to end technique on Skilling and connecting every one of partners of Agriculture Value Chain.
  • Creating more non-farming occupations.
  • Achieving quick development in the agriculture division through serious ability improvement.
  • Linking and creating most extreme number of section level employments.
  • Enhancing financial estimation of time and work of landless workforce.
  • Making farmers of nation Agriculture business visionaries through Market Information.
  • Linking farm work with pay related job in Agriculture division, amid non cultivating months.

This plan is a monetary reward plan with comparable components of the past STAR Scheme. The goal of the scheme is to energize expertise improvement for youth by giving fiscal rewards to effective consummation of endorsing preparing programs. In particular, Scheme means to:

  • Encourage institutionalization in certification procedure and start a procedure of making a registry of abilities.
  • Enable and prepare a substantial number of Indian youth to take up expertise,training and get to be employable and gain their job. Increment profitability of current the workforce and adjust training and accreditation to the requirements of the nation.
  • Give Monetary Rewards for Skill Certification to support employability and profitability of youth by influencing them for skill training.
  • Reward: Rs. 8,000/ - per person.
  • Benefit 24 lakh youth at an estimated expense of Rs. 1,500 Crores.

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