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
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.