New Delhi – Ministry of Rural Development is undertaking Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) and Rural Self Employment and Training Institutes (RSETI) under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) for developing skills of youth in rural areas.
DDU-GKY is a placement linked skill development programme which assured placements of regular jobs in organization.
More than 220,000 youngsters have been trained in 2018-19 against the target of skilling 200,000 rural population of youth.
RSETI enables the trainees to take bank credit and start own micro-enterprise.
The programme skilled more than 400,000 youth in 2018-19 against the target of skilling 395,000 youth.
DDU-GKY is being undertaken as a public–private partnership (PPP) Project all over the country through Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) registered with the Ministry of Rural Development.
The guidelines of the scheme mandate State Governments to take up skill training projects with Corporate Social Responsibility funding.
DDU-GKY guidelines provide for setting apart 15% of the funds for national level beneficiaries from among minority groups.