Boosting the spirit of mass participation, a series of events have been organized throughout the country as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The events have been conducted in 87 mobilization camps organized by the Rural Self Employment Training Institutes.
Mobilization camps are an integral component of the Rural Self Employment Training Institutes programme and provide ample opportunities to reach out to probable candidates and inform them about the scheme and its provisions.
It is worth noting that a total of 87 mobilisation camps have been organised across 87 districts in 19 states and 2 UTs. To enhance the awareness of participants, various activities including financial games, plantation drives, masks and ration distribution have been organized for the attendees. Moreover, the training institutes also offer a variety of courses for all the participants involved in the mobilisation camps.
Rural Self Employment Training Institute programmes
Rural Self Employment Training Institute programmes is a three-way partnership between the Ministry of Rural Development, State Governments and Sponsor Banks. The Banks are mandated to open at least one Rural Self Employment Training Institute in their lead district to provide training to rural youth. This initiative is quite helpful for the rural youth in taking up self-employment and exploring new entrepreneurship ventures.
Rural Self Employment Training Institute programmes also run with an approach of short-term training & long-term hand holding of entrepreneurs. Rural poor youth between the age group of 18-45 years are eligible to join such training. These Institutes have been established as pioneers in capturing the aspirations of the rural poor youth and turning them into profitable entrepreneurs by training them in the domain and entrepreneurial skills. The programme is currently being implemented in 28 States and 7 UTs with 585 functioning Rural Self Employment Training Institutes sponsored by 23 leading Banks.
The mobilization camps are channelling the energy of youth in the right direction as a total of 37.81 lakh candidates have been trained under Rural Self Employment Training Institutes in 64 courses. Out of these, 59 courses have been aligned with National Skill Qualification Framework and 5 have been approved by the Ministry of Rural Development. With the help of such a massive mobilization drive, 26.65 lakh candidates have been settled into self-employment.