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Centre organises 87 ‘mobilisation camps’; 37.81 lakh participants trained in 64 courses

Ravi S Singh
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 7

The Centre organised 87 “mobilisation camps” through Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETIs) across the country between July 30 and August 5, 2021 as part of the “Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations to commemorate the forthcoming 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.

“A total of 37.81 lakh candidates have been trained under RSETIs in 64 courses and 26.65 lakh candidates have been settled into self-employment,” Union Ministry of Rural Development said on Friday.

These courses consist of 59 aligned to the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) and 5 approved by the Union Rural Development Ministry.

The mobilisation camps were organised across 87 districts in 19 states and two UTs.

The programme is currently being implemented in 28 states and seven UTs with 585 functioning RSETIs sponsored by 23 leading banks in public and private sector as well as a few Grameen Banks.

RSETI programme is a three-way partnership between the Rural Development Ministry, state governments and sponsor banks.

These banks are mandated to open at least one RSETI in their lead district to provide training to rural youth to take up self-employment/ entrepreneurship skills.

Mobilisation camps are an integral component of the programme as these provide ample opportunities to reach out to probable candidates and inform them about the scheme and its provisions.

Amongst the activities conducted during such drives, attendees are made to play a number of financial games.

Amrit Mahotsav has been conceptualised by the Union government to reinforce the values and ideals that inspired the Independence struggle.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been laying thrust on the Mahotsav and urging people to take part in it.

In his recent monthly Mann Ki Baat address, he espoused remembrance of sacrifices and contributions of freedom fighters and to draw inspiration from them, and to reconstruct the country’s future with modern and “Atma Nirbhar”( self-reliance) outlook based on the ideals of the country’s struggle for Independence.

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