In order to lessen the pull for migration, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, minister of state for skill development and entrepreneurship (MSDE), has been in conversations about providing targeted skilling opportunities for tribal youth in their local communities with legislators and ministers from Gujarat. Discussions recently held as part of the ‘Skill Samwaad’ series were centred on the ‘Village Engineers’ initiative that would shortly be implemented throughout the state.
Chandrashekhar stressed the importance of creating opportunities close to habitations and added that as part of the programme, the tribal kids would receive multi-skill training so they may take part in the economic activities in their respective districts. To carry out the initiative, the state and the Central government must coordinate their efforts, he stressed.
Opportunities in the skill training for production of electric vehicles (EVs), drones, organic foods, mangoes, textiles, and other products were explored for such skill development programmes.
The meeting also discussed ideas for empowering women, particularly in the handicraft and loom industries, improving possibilities for a living, utilising local resources, and cultivating entrepreneurial abilities. All communities are meant to benefit from the programme’s inclusive development goals.
To educate the tribal youth by giving them a variety of skills, Madhya Pradesh recently started a village engineer programme. The initial group of village engineers has also received certification as recognition.
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