In order to improve the economic and social development of tribal women and bring the tribal community forward, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has launched the third phase of the rural entrepreneurship project to train 500 tribal youth. Objective of the project This is to provide 300 and 200 tribal women with multiple skills through the Premature Learning Agreement (RPL). Migration for livelihood is a major problem in all tribal areas of India due to limited access to resources and skills, so under this scheme, people will be empowered with skills in their own areas. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has previously said that the participation of tribals is working, making them confident in their homes to ensure their overall development.
Dignitaries at the event included Union Minister of State for Education, Annapurna Devi, Member Rajya Sabha, Sameer Oraon, National President, Scheduled Tribe Morcha; Dr. V. Satish, Organizer, BJP; Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, NSDC & MD, NSDC International; Ashok Bhagat, Secretary, Vikas Bharti Bishunpur; Shiv Shankar Oraon, President, ST Morcha, Jharkhand Pradesh among others.
Rural entrepreneurship projects focus on providing employment opportunities in the local and rural economy. The project is being implemented in six states – Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Gujarat. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), SDE and Tribal MPs have given this opinion.
It is proposed to train 700 participants to train in the third sector – 500 will undergo RPL training of 40 hours and 200 women from tribal areas will receive 300 hours of Short Term Training (STT) including training customized business. The 300 hours will be a combination of more than one skill. The inclusion of more than one skill will create opportunities for women in their area and help in reducing the migration of people for a chance to live.
Speaking at the event, Union Minister Annapurna Devi, said, “With the directives given by the Prime Minister, we are united to make the tribals ready and necessary in their respective regions and -Implementation of Development Plans. Today’s launch is another step towards ensuring that we expand access to our tribal youth. Enhancing their employability is of utmost importance and will help in creating a united India. together. It is very important to support tribal women with skills related to industries to make them self-reliant so that they can support their own food and not depend on sources. We will continue participating in sharing knowledge, training and capacity building for the development of our tribal youth. I am confident that the Rural Entrepreneurs Project will enhance the skills of the tribal youth to work in some projects, create livelihoods and enable inclusive growth.”
Training under the project will be conducted through the provision of pre-service learning (RPL) in jobs such as a food processor, a farmer, a leader – wood furniture and a person planting medicinal plants. This short training will be conducted in a residential format for 45 days, with the aim of providing employment and self-employment opportunities such as organic farming and mushroom grower, tree grower and drug design, fashion designer’s assistant and accessories. and a data entry and mobile phone maintenance operator.