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MSDE certifies candidates trained under Grameen Udyami Project in Jharkhand

To support the Skill India Mission and encourage skill development and entrepreneurship among tribal youth, the Grameen Udyami Project was initiated in Ranchi
MSDE certifies candidates trained under Grameen Udyami Project in Jharkhand
MSDE certifies candidates trained under Grameen Udyami Project in Jharkhand

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) recognised 165 students under the second phase of the Grameen Udyami Project, a National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) financed initiative, to advance economic prosperity in India’s tribal communities and put them at the forefront of economic activities. On the occasion, the students received diplomas in appreciation of their efforts. The Indian government had previously emphasised the importance of including scheduled tribe communities in the workforce and fostering their holistic development to help them become self-reliant within their local areas. The programme was hosted in association with Yuva Vikas Society and Seva Bharti.

In order to promote skill development in tribal communities for inclusive and sustainable growth, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India is running the Grameen Udyami Project. Students were upskilled and acquired multiple skills as part of the drive to improve their employability. Additionally, it emphasises creating jobs for the local and rural economies. Six states—Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Gujarat—are carrying out the initiative. The candidates are receiving training in occupations such as organic farming, mushroom cultivation, IT/ITeS with e-governance, electrician and solar PV installation technician.

Speaking on the occasion, Ramesh Bais, Governor, Jharkhand said, to support the Skill India Mission and encourage skill development and entrepreneurship among tribal youth, the Grameen Udyami Project was initiated in Ranchi. He congratulated the 165 applicants who have completed this program’s training. Additionally, he commended NSDC for working with Seva Bharti and Yuva Vikas Society to multiskill tribal youth in India. Under Kisan Credit Cards initiative and the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, Gram Sansadiya Sankul Pariyojana seeks to provide electronic health cards to 77,000 youth and their families. Gandhiji had insisted that young people receive vocational training in this environment so they can become independent and contribute to making India Aatmanirbhar (self-reliant), he added.

Addressing the convocation programme, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, the goal of skilling, which is the key to wealth, is to improve local economies in villages and reduce migration. Our Prime Minister has already emphasised the value of skill development and multitasking numerous times. He expressed his certainty that these initiatives would assist the tribal people in launching their enterprises and creating greater prospects for both their own and others’ livelihoods. More than two crore young people in India now have skills thanks to the government, and many of them have the chance for self-employment. Always keep in mind that developing skills is the only way to empower the rural areas and open the door to a prosperous and inclusive future, he added.

Speaking at the occasion, Ved Mani Tiwari, Chief Operating Officer, National Skill Development Corporation said, “In order to boost career options, the tribal population is being multiskilled and given entrepreneurship training by the Grameen Udyami Project.”

In order to ensure that candidates from rural areas do not miss out on the learning opportunity, transportation, boarding and accommodation were provided for them throughout the first phase of training. In Bhopal, the capital town of Madhya Pradesh, 157 candidates began their training in seven batches in May 2022, and on June 27, 2022, roughly 133 people successfully completed their training. The pilot project’s second phase, which is being carried out by Yuva Vikas Society via Seva Bharti Kendra, was introduced in Ranchi in August this year. Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) have assisted NSDC, working under MSDE, in building up labs and classrooms at Seva Bharti Kendra Skill Development Center.

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