Union Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship will attend the felicitation ceremony of over 200 tribal women who have completed training under Phase 3 of the Grameen Udyami Scheme in Jharkhand.
What is the Grameen Udyami Scheme?
- 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.