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Purpose: The goal of this paper is to review research on the training effectiveness of programmes for skill development in ADP in India. It also assesses the program's limitations and makes recommendations for future research.
Theoretical framework: The Government of India introduced the Aspirational Districts Program (ADP) in 2018 with the goal of improving the quality of life in the 117 districts with the lowest performance levels in the nation by focusing on the following 5 key zones: health & nutrition, education, agriculture & water resources, access to financial services & skill development, and basic infrastructure. Unemployment and poverty are two problems that can be addressed by encouraging the growth of entrepreneurial spirit and the instillation of practical knowledge in rural communities.
Design/Methodology/approach: The paper examines previous research on ADP in India. This study was conducted through the analysis of articles that specifically discuss training effectiveness for skill development programmes in ADP, India.
Findings: The study's findings show that few districts in India represented in skill development training programmes were literate. A number of researchers have also raised concerns about methodology and sampling. Based on these findings, the review suggests future research directions.
Research, Practical & Social implications: In aspirational districts, a number of training institutions conducted a range of skill trainings for farmers and agricultural labourers, which were found to be moderately effective. However, there were a few areas where development slowed down. The majority of the training was based on the topics covered in the training programme and not on a participatory need evaluation.
Originality/Value: The review, which examines a variety of journals, includes an organised bibliography of programme research in India. The review paper describes the current state of research on the training effectiveness of programmes for skill development under the ADP in India and identifies the major gaps.