Decks have been cleared by the Ministry Of Rural Development to train and provide job placement for around 80,000 youth from the rural poor families across the country. Under the Ministry of Rural Development’s scheme of Special Projects under Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) now restructured as National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), 14 projects have been approved by the Government for skill training leading to placement of rural BPL youth in urban settings.
Government Skill Development Programs
These projects involve a total investment of about Rs. 165 crore of which 75% (approximately Rs. 125 crore) is to be funded by the Central Government. The remaining investment is to be made by the training partners or employers. These projects will cover about 80000 rural BPL youth for short term training/ skill development leading to their placement in entry level jobs in apparel, construction, computer based accounting, security services, retail and other sectors.
National Institute of Rural Development
The Government has identified National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad, NABARD Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd. (NABCONS), Mumbai, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), or the concerned District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) as fund routing, coordinating and monitoring agencies on behalf of the Ministry of Rural Development. The initiative will have a long lasting impact on the lives of the youth as well as their families and further the commitment of the Government towards the aam admi.
Project Cost and Implementing Agency Details
|Project||Implementing Agency||Trades/ Sectors||Total cost (Rs. inLakh)||Beneficiaries to be trained|
|Training of rural youth in 15 States (Bihar, Chhattisgarh, UP,Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Orissa, WB, AP, Gujarat, Karnataka,TN,Kerala, MP, Maharashtra & Rajasthan) (Projects I & II)||IL &FS Cluster Development Initiative Ltd., New Delhi||Construction||2976.80||15600|
|Long term skill training program for minority community youth in Assam, Bihar, Haryana, UP, WB, etc.||-do-||Retail, BPO, hospitality, facility management, Textile & Leather||2227.56||5000|
|Job oriented skill based training for rural BPL youth in Eastern & Northern India (Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand Orissa, West Bengal, UP and Uttarakhand) (Projects I & II)||Tally India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi||Tally Accounting||2976.94||15600|
|Placement Linked Skill Development of rural BPL youth in 11 States (Maharashtra, Gujarat, TN, Karnataka, MP, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Bihar, Rajasthan and UP) (Projects I & II)||Central Investigation and Security Services Ltd., Mumbai||Security Guards||2976.94||15600|
|Placement Linked Skill Development of rural BPL youth in 6 States (TN, Bihar, AP, Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Orissa)||Laurus Edutech, Chennai||Construction||1488.47||7800|
|Employable Skill Development and Placement of rural youth in Uttar Pradesh||ShobhitUniversity, Meerut, UP||IT, Electrical, Accounting & Retail||1022.83||5360|
|Skill Upgradation program for employment in 3 States (UP, Gujarat and Assam)||GSJ ENVO Ltd., New Delhi||Construction||763.32||4000|
|Placement Linked Skill Development of rural BPL youth through PPP model in 3 States (Jharkhand, MP & Maharashtra)||RashtriyaSaksharta Mission IT Education, New Delhi||Computer Education, Accounting & Retail||580.45||3250|
|Skill Development training in Handloom sector at KanukumhulaVillage of Pochamplly Mandal ofNalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh||PochampallyHandloom Park Pvt. Ltd., Andhra Pradesh||Apparel||564.00||3000|
|Skill Development job placement for rural youth in Akola District of Maharashtra||Jai BhavaniVyam Shala,Yavatmal, Maharashtra||Construction, Security guards & IT||463.75||2500|
|Training SC, ST, OBC & Minority candidates for job oriented training in 9 States (J & K, Rajasthan, Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Orissa, MP, AP & TN)||Society for Information Technology Development, Chennai||IT Related||377.80||2000|