New Delhi, Sep 24 (PTI) The Union rural development ministry has provided skill training to over five lakh rural youths under its flagship skilling and placement initiative — Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana, according to an official statement.
The ministry organised an event, ‘Bharat ke Kaushalzaade , to honour beneficiaries of the scheme today.
It was inaugurated by Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
“If India had adopted the skilling mission soon after it got Independence, the problem of unemployment would not have acquired such a dimension as it is today,” the statement quoted Tomar as saying.
The event was organised to mark the third anniversary of the scheme, which focusses on building capacity of rural youths to address the needs of domestic and global skills requirements.
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana offers industry relevant skill training to candidates. The ministry also works closely with industry and leading corporates to strengthen the post-training employment scenario for its trainees.
The ministry has been conducting skilling for self- employment through Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETI) with a total of 14.09 lakh candidates skilled and 9.70 lakh candidates settled till date, the statement added.
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