National Skill Development Corporation, NSDC in partnership with Seva Bharti and Yuva Vikas Society launched the second phase of Grameen Udyami Project to augment skill training in tribal communities for their inclusive and sustainable growth.
What is the Grameen Udyami Project?
- Grameen Udyami is a unique multi-skilling project, funded by NSDC that aims to train tribal students and impart functional skills to them for enabling livelihoods.
- The project is being implemented in six states— Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Gujarat.
- This concept was crystallised by MoS, Shri. Rajeev Chandrasekhar and tribal MPs.
- The project seeks to augment skill training in tribal communities for their inclusive and sustainable growth.
- In the first phase of training, candidates were mobilised from rural and tribal areas of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat.
- The phase-II of the pilot project launched in Ranchi is being implemented by Yuva Vikas Society, through Seva Bharti Kendra in Ranchi.
- NSDC under the aegis of MSDE has supported in setting up of labs and classrooms through Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) in Seva Bharti Kendra Skill Development Center.
- It seeks to achieve the following objectives —
- Increase in Rural/Local Economy.
- Enhance employment opportunities.
- Reduce forced migration due to lack of local opportunities.
- Conservation of natural resources.
- Grameen Udyami Yojana is implemented under Sansadiya Parisankul Yojana.
About the National Skill Development Corporation –
- The NSDC is a non-profit public limited company established on July 31, 2008, under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956.
- The Ministry of Finance established NSDC as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.
- The Government of India, through the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), owns 49% of NSDC, while the private sector owns the remaining 51%.
- The organisation provides funding to develop scalable and successful initiatives for vocational training.