New Delhi, June 30 -- The Union skill development ministry has chalked out a plan to train at least 300,000 migrant workers who have returned to their home states since March in an attempt to help them upgrade their skills and possibly earn more, according to documents seen by HT.

The training will be offered under the Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan. The special job programme, kickstarted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 20, primarily aims to provide jobs in projects worth 50,000 crore but it also has a training component for unskilled daily wage workers.

At a meeting on June 16 and 17, the Union skill ministry spoke to different states, asking them to identify 300,000 daily wage wagers willing to take two crash courses on skill deve...