DDU-GKY to channelise youth energy for state building: MLA

From Jishma S Nair

NAMSAI, Oct 12: Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushal Yojana (DDU-GKY) would hopefully ensure guaranteed employment for the youth to make them partners of state building, said local  MLA Chou Zignu Namchoom.

The DDU-GKY, a free of cost initiative of state Govt with support of Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein has been focusing on performance of World Education Mission (WEM) in this aspirational district of Namsai, especially in health sector, he said and cited example of fast development like successful cultivation of Aloe Vera within seven months and manufacturing of disposable sanitary napkins by SHGs.

The three-month DDU-GKY training envisioned by GoI, being implemnted seven organisations with expertise in different fields, ensures 70% employment guarantee with minimum of Rs. 8,000 salary. Chief operating officer Dr. Rakesh Srivastava said the mobilisation drive is tough in state, like Arunachal Pradesh while it is the country’s best practice scheme and adopted in states Kerala, Orissa and Bihar.

NABARD consultancy services programme manager Dhiraj Sonowal said it aimed at skilling 15-35 million from rural areas. It also aims to make India skill capital of the world. It is a placement linked training programme and candidates after their formal interview and selection should be registered in the Kaushal Panjee App. The WEM is conducting training Arunachal University of Studies. They are providing special training in the field of fashion designing and hotel management. Within three days of mobilisation programme the organisation recruited approximately 80 candidates which is an exceptional.

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