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SME Times News Bureau | 23 Jul, 2019

Union Minister for Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar Tuesday said that the Ministry of Rural Development is undertaking two initiatives in skill development under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM).

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) is a placement linked skill development program which allows skilling in a PPP mode and assured placements in regular jobs in an organization not owned by the skilled person, said the minister.

A total of 2.28 lakh youths have been trained in the year 2018-19 against a target of skilling of 2 lakh rural youth.

Skill development through Rural Self Employment and Training Institutes (RSETI), thereby enabling the trainee to take Bank credit and start his/her own Micro-enterprise.

Some of such trainees may also seek regular salaried jobs. Under this scheme, a total of 4.03 lakh youths have been skilled in the year 2018-19 against a target of skilling of 3.95 lakh youth.

DDU-GKY is being undertaken as PPP Project all over the country through Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) registered with the Ministry of Rural Development. Further, Guidelines of the scheme mandate State Governments to take up skill training projects with Corporate Social Responsibility funding.

DDU-GKY Guidelines provide for setting apart 15% of the funds of the funds at for  national  level beneficiaries from among minority groups.

DDU-GKY and RSETI schemes covers rural parts of all the States of the country.

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