Green skills development programme contribute to preserving or restoring environmental quality for sustainable future and include jobs that protect ecosystems and biodiversity, reduce energy and minimize waste and pollution. In line with the Skill India Mission of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) utilizing the vast network and expertise of ENVIS Hubs/RPs, has taken up an initiative for skill development in the environment and forest sector to enable India's youth to get gainful employment and/or self-employment called the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP). The programme endeavours to develop green skilled workers having technical knowledge and commitment to sustainable development, which will help in the attainment of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and National Biodiversity Targets (NBTs)
The Department of Environment has conducted certificate course in Master Trainer in Waste Management training under Green Skill Development Programme of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India, for 20 youth with Science and Engineering Graduation drawn from the various slum locations in and around in Chennai City.
GSDP Waste Management
GSDP Bird Identification