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Ministry of Rural Development launched a Scheme Roshni to train youth in Naxal-hit areas


The Ministry of Rural Development on 7 June 2013 launched a new skill development scheme designed to offer employment to tribal youth in 24 Naxal -affected districts.

The scheme, which is named Roshni is supposed to provide training and employment to an anticipated 50000 youth in the 10-35 years age group, for a period of three years.
As per the Ministry 50 per cent of the beneficiaries of the scheme will be women only.

The scheme is designed in light of the Himayat project model, which was launched in Jammu and Kashmir has been implemented in Sukma, Chhattisgarh, and West Singhbhum, Jharkand, on a pilot basis over the last 18 months.

Implementation of the Scheme Roshni

• The Scheme Roshni which is a 100-crore Rupees project that will be mutually funded by the Union and State Governments, with the Centre providing 75 per cent of the funding.
• The scheme will be implemented on a public-private basis, with private agencies providing job training and employment.
• It is worth mentioning here that the scheme has achieved success in the two districts where it was implemented on a pilot basis.

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By:Anumalla Anilkumar | On:25-DEC-2013 23:36:40

very good program by gov. india.

By:Anumalla Anilkumar | On:24-DEC-2013 16:25:37

education for good development of society.

By:SURYADEEP C | On:07-DEC-2013 13:13:29

Very useful information. Thank you Jagran Josh.

By:raghvendra pratap singh | On:22-OCT-2013 00:16:55

sir .please publish authentic news with correct data Is.Age limit correct (10-35), or it is (18-35). UPSC asked a question with both options ,then which 1 is correct ?

By:chinu | On:17-OCT-2013 11:36:16


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