Govt launches 2nd phase of Grameen Udyami Project

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National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in partnership with Seva Bharti and Yuva Vikas Society on 20 August launched the second phase of Grameen Udyami Project to augment skill training in tribal communities for their inclusive and sustainable growth.


  • The second phase of the pilot project was launched in Ranchi.
  • The Central Government has sanctioned a budget of 85 thousand crore rupees exclusively for tribal areas. 

  • The initiative aims to provide multi-skilled and functional skills to the youth of India to enable their livelihood.

  • The Prime Minister has emphasised on inclusion of tribal communities in the workforce, ensuring their holistic development so as to make them self-reliant and integrated into their respective geographical areas.

Grameen Udyami Project :

  • It has been implemented under the Parliamentary Package Scheme.

  • It is a unique multi-skill project, funded by NSDC, which aims to train 450 tribal students in Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand.

  • The project is being implemented in six states- Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Gujarat.

  • Minister of State Rajiv Chandrashekhar and tribal MPs embodied this concept.

  • In the first phase of training, candidates from rural and tribal areas of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat were included.

The training under the project :

  • Electrician & Solar PV Installation Technician

  • Plumbing & Masonry

  • 2-Wheeler Repair & Maintenance

  • IT/ITES with e-Governance

  • Farm Mechanisation

Objectives of the project :

  • Increase in Rural/Local Economy

  • Enhance employment opportunities

  • Reduce forced migration due to lack of local opportunities

  • Conservation of natural resources

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