The Ministry of Tourism started the Destination Based Skill Development training programme at 7 iconic sites i.e. Taj Mahal at Agra, Humayun Tomb, Red Fort, Qutub Minar at Delhi, Mahabodhi Temple at Bihar, Colva Beach at Goa and Kaziranga at Assam in Financial Year (FY) 2019-20 to train, upgrade and sensitize the local people residing near these tourism sites and destinations.
This programme is geared towards enhancing employability, in both rural and urban destinations and to upgrade the manpower servicing the tourism sector. This programme continued in FY 2020-21 and upscaled to more than 150 new destinations. However, due to Covid-19 pandemic this programme took place at 44 destinations. This programme is continued during the current FY 2021-22. So far, this programme has taken place at 24 destinations. Under this programme, so far, 5804 persons have been covered.