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Rural Self Employment Training Institutes

Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (Guidelines)

          Laksh 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.     + [ MORE ]