Skill development programmes for minority community youth

Skill development programmes for minority community youth

Karnataka Minority Development Corporation Limited (KMDC) Chairman Masood Faujdaar said the Corporation is taking up skill development programmes as part of the National Skill Development programme to train the youth belonging to the minority communities.

Speaking to the media persons here on Thursday, the chairman said that as many as 10,000 youth will be trained under the skill development programme in the initial phase.
“Programme includes 30 training courses like IT, BT, insurance, banking, among others. The programme is cent percent placement linked. However 70 per cent will be placed immediately and another 30 per cent will be fecilitated with the financial assistance for the self employment from KMDC, he added.

Asserting that Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts have the target to reach out 1000 each, the chairman added that the programme will begin in Udupi in the month of October.

He said last year funds released to the Corporation was 172 crore and at present the government has released Rs 185 crore.

“Of which Rs 50 lakh is already spent on various development schemes catering to the needs of the minorities,” he stated.

“Under the CET programme as many as 2135 students were funded. At present the target is 5000 and already 4500 students have availed the benefits,” he explained.
Pointing out at the role of education in the upliftment of the minority communities, he  added that the students are later asked for the reimbursement of the funds offered to them under nominal installments following their employment. It is the cashless insurance scheme. As many as 140 students in Udupi have availed the benefits.

Asserting that the recovery in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts are good, the chairman said last year the recovery was Rs 8378753.

This year as many as 54 lakh is already recovered. He added as many as Rs 3.58 crore worth loan is waived off to 176 beneficiaries.

He added that the achievement ratio in Udupi is 139 percent as against the target of Rs 588.05 lakh earmarked for various development schemes. The financial target reached for the year 2014-15 in Udupi is Rs 815.35 lakh.

The programmes include, Swalambana, Shramashakthi, Kirusala, Arivu, Ganga Kalyana and housing loans. He added until August, the district has recorded 69 percent of the achievement with dispersing Rs 403.70 lakh worth benefits to the beneficiaries as against the target of Rs 584.27 lakh.

As many as 1290 have availed the benefits of micro financing, while 627 beneficiaries have availed the benefits under ‘Shramashakthi’ programme.

The amount recovered from April to August is 138.18 lakh.  As many as 342 open wells were dug under Ganga Kalyana Yojane till 2014, of which electrification is done to 203 wells. 

A total of 1676 beneficiaries have availed the benefits worth Rs 358.98 lakh till date, he said.

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