India and ADB Sign $85 Million Loan to Support Odisha Skill Development Project

India and ADB Sign $85 Million Loan to Support Odisha Skill Development Project
India and ADB Sign $85 Million Loan to Support Odisha Skill Development Project


India and ADB Sign $85 Million Loan to Support Odisha Skill Development Project

The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $85 million loan to improve the skill development eco-system in Odisha and establish an advanced skill training center, in the state capital Bhubaneswar.


The project will help over 150,000 people learn skills in priority sectors, including manufacturing, construction and services for formal employment.

World Skill Centre (WSC) at Bhubaneswar will deliver eight training courses for 13,000 full-time students, provide training for 5,000 teachers, and train 1,000 assessors.

It will improve the overall eco-system of skill development in Odisha by providing integrated services through an entrepreneurship incubation center, a career counseling and placement center, a curriculum design and development center, and education technology deployment center.

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