Rural Self Employment
Training Institutes (Guidelines)
of youth are entering the job market every year in this country but are
unable to find suitable employment. Non availability of adequate
employment opportunities in the organized & unorganised sector is one of
the serious challenges the country is facing. In such a scenario, the
need for promoting self employment for the unemployed rural youth
particularly those below the poverty line, and periodic skill up
gradation to keep them abreast of latest technologies, need not be
overstated. Once trained appropriately, the youth will launch profitable
micro-enterprises and enhance their own standards of living and thereby
contribute to the overall national economy. They can also feed the
services sector, both within the country and abroad.
The Government of India is already Implementing the Swarnjayanti Gram
Swarojgar Yojana (aSGSY) aimed at providing sustainable income to rural
BPL families, largely through the process of formation of Self Help
Groups that are provided with credit linkage with Banks and subsidy for
creation of income generating assets so as to bring them above the
poverty line. However due to lack of necessary skills for undertaking
particular enterprises and also their lack of capacity to access the
format vocational training institutions due to lack of basic entry
qualifications, it is difficult for the BPL youth to take up any trade
for self employment. Even if they are already engaged in some trade they
need some hand holding in the form of periodic doses of skill up
gradation training for making their initiative viable and sustainable in
an increasingly competitive environment.
With the aim of mitigating the unemployment problem among the youth, a
new initiative was tried jointly by Sri Dharmashala Manjunatheshwara
Educational Trust, Sundicate Bank and Canara Bank in 1962 which was the
setting up of the "RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND SELF EMPLOYMENT TRAINING
INSTITUTE" with its acronym RUDSETI near Dharmashala in Karnataka.
Several centers of the RUDSETI are already operating successfully now.
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