The Union Rural Development Ministry has claimed that over five lakh rural youths have been provided skill training under its flagship program skilling and placement initiative under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalaya Yogna on Sunday.
The announcement was made by the ministry during an event ‘Bharat ke Kaushalzaade’. The event was organised to honour beneficiaries of the scheme.
The event was inaugrated by Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
He said, "If India had adopted the skilling mission soon after it got Independence, the problem of unemployment would not have acquired such a dimension as it is today."
The event was also organised to marj the third anniversary of the scheme, which focusses on building capacity of rural youths to address the needs of domestic and global skills requirement.
The ministry works closely with industry and leading corporates to strengthen the post-training employment scenario for its trainees. The ministry has been conducting skilling for self-employment through Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETI) with a total of 14.09 lakh candidates skilled and 9.70lakh candidates settled till date.