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.