The second phase of the Grameen Udyami Project was launched by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in partnership with Seva Bharti and Yuva Vikas Society in Ranchi.
The project focuses on skill training in tribal communities for inclusive and sustainable growth.
The goal of the initiative is to multiskill India’s youth and teach them practical skills that will help them support their livelihoods.
Launching the program, the Tribal Ministry has sanctioned a budget of 85 thousand crore rupees exclusively for tribal areas.
About the Grameen Udyami Project
A special multiskilling program called Grameen Udyami, supported by NSDC aims to train 450 tribal students in Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand.
The six states that are carrying out the project are Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Jharkhand.
Phase 1 of the Grameen Udyami Project
Candidates from rural and tribal areas of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh were recruited for the initial phase of training. Since candidates were recruited from rural locations, they were given transportation, boarding, and accommodation so they wouldn’t miss the learning opportunity due to a lack of funds.
Phase 2 of the Grameen Udyami Project
This unique multiskilling project funded by NSDC aims to train 450 tribal students in Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand. The project is already being implemented in six states, which is Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Gujarat.
Phase II of the Grameen Udyami Project was launched in Ranchi. The project is being implemented by the Yuva Vikas Society, through Seva Bharti Kendra in Ranchi.
Under the project, the training will be conducted for several job roles that are relevant to the local economy.
- Electrician & Solar PV Installation Technician
- Plumbing & Masonry
- 2-Wheeler Repair & Maintenance
- IT/ITES with e-Governance
- Farm Mechanization
Significance of the Grameen Udyami Project
- The project is to strengthen sustainable livelihood for tribal populations.
- Additionally, there is a crucial need to raise ownership so that awareness of such programs and activities is developed.
- The project will extend the right opportunities for them to stand on their own feet.
- The project will help in prioritizing tribal communities in our efforts to drive India’s economic growth.
- It gives tribal communities access to a quality education so that growth opportunities arise.
- Provide our tribal population with economic empowerment.
Objectives of the Project
The following objectives must be achieved under the project:
- Increase in Rural/Local Economy
- Enhancement of employment opportunities
- Reduce forced migration due to a lack of local opportunities
- Conservation of natural resources
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)
NSDC was set up by the Ministry of Finance based on the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.
The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship of the Government of India, through the National Skill Development Corporation, has been holding Rozgar Melas across the country to provide adequate career prospects for unemployed youth.
The Government of India holds 49% of the share capital of NSDC, while the private sector holds the rest of 51% of the share capital.
Aim of NSDC
- NSDC aims to encourage the establishment of large, high-quality vocational institutions.
- finances the development of scalable and sustainable initiatives for vocational training.
- enable a support system that prioritizes information systems, quality assurance, and training academies, either directly or through partnerships.
- NSDC provides funds to enterprises, companies, and organizations that provide skill training
Objective of NSDC
to significantly contribute to India’s overarching goal of skilling up its population, primarily by supporting and funding private sector activities in skill development programs.
The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) was established to meet India’s expanding demand for skilled workers across sectors narrow down the skills supply and demand gap and create a developing economy ecosystem.
- Upgrading skills to international standards.
- developing necessary frameworks for standards, curriculum, and quality assurance.
- Enhance private sector initiatives for skill development through appropriate Public-Private Partnership (PPP) models
About Regulatory Body- NCVET
The National Council of Vocational Education and Training (NCVET), has been set up as umbrella legislation in 2018.
The responsibilities of the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) and the former National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) have been subsumed by NCVET, which has been established as overall regulatory creating norms and standards to assure quality.
Principal functions of NCVET
- Recognizing and regulating Awarding Bodies (ABs), Assessment Agencies (AAs), and Providers of Skill-Related Information
- approval of qualifications under the NSQF (National Skills Qualification Framework)
- Observation, Evaluation, and Supervision of Recognized Entities
- Grievance Resolution of various stakeholders
In comparison to the national average, organized sectors have a very low contribution to tribal livelihood due to a lack of skill and knowledge. Therefore, programs like the Grameen Udyami Project are essential for their improvement and to ensure livelihood for their generation.
Our Hon’ble Prime Minister has emphasized that the way to Atmanirbhar Bharat would pass via Atmanirbhar villages, Atmanirbhar towns, and Atmanirbhar districts. Shri Narendra Modi has also emphasized the need for tribal communities to participate in the workforce and ensure their holistic development so they can become self-reliant and remain contained to their local regions continue practicing their tradition and culture and possibly avoid migration for the sake of earning a livelihood.
Therefore, it is important to prioritize our tribal communities in our efforts to boost India’s economic progress. Since skill development is the key to any region’s economic growth, it is expected that the Grameen Udyami project will be as successful in Jharkhand as it has been in Madhya Pradesh.
Article Written By: Priti Raj