New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) on Wednesday launched a training programme for the family members of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel.

The training will be imparted under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as part of the prime minister's 'Skill India' campaign, wherein the beneficiaries will excel further in their existing skills.

The project was launched in association with the CRPF Family Welfare Association.

As many as 72 women have enrolled for the pilot project, wherein they will be trained in sewing.

Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy said it was a small contribution to the families of CRPF personnel.

NSDC Chief Executive Officer Jayant Krishna said India had a huge workforce with specific abilities but their skills were not recognised and certified as per the industry standards.

"Hence, it is imperative we get more and more people formally recognised through the RPL. We are happy to initiate this pilot project and are certain that it will benefit as well as motivate many others," he said.

'Skill India' campaign was launched last year with a target to cover 24 lakh persons. There have been more than 19 lakh enrolments, including two lakh done under the RPL.

The RPL has been introduced in 26 states across 167 job roles through 24 identified sector skill councils and 216 training partners.