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3.92 Lakh Beneficiaries Benefitted from Seekho Aur Kamao -Skill Development Scheme of Minorities MInistry

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Seekho Aur Kamao is a skill development scheme for youth of 14 – 35 years age group and aiming at providing employment and employment opportunities, improving the employability of existing workers, school dropouts etc. In the last 7 years appx. 3.92 lakh persons have been benefitted under this employment-oriented scheme.

Detailed information was given by the Union Minister for Minority Affairs  Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. In his note, Shri Naqvi listed out the details of beneficiary target allocated for training programmes organized by the Government in the last two years under ‘Seekho aur Kamao’ scheme for skill development of minorities, State-wise is as under:

State-wise details of beneficiary target allocated under Seekho Aur Kamao scheme in the last two years
Andhra Pradesh6358
Arunachal Pradesh142
Assam8210
Bihar10209
Delhi2752
Goa120
Gujarat5572
Haryana5078
Himachal Pradesh393
Jammu and Kashmir14560
Jharkhand6953
Karnataka2530
Kerala60
Madhya Pradesh13445
Maharashtra6180
Manipur300
Meghalaya301
Mizoram45
Nagaland91
Orissa521
Punjab11044
Rajasthan8100
Sikkim46
Telangana2770
Tripura125
Uttar Pradesh52702
Uttarakhand1271
West Bengal8955

Note: A Training target of 40,000 has been recently given to the Project Implementing Agencies for which the state-wise allocation is to be done.

The scheme ensures 75% placement, out of which 50% should be in organized sector. As per scheme guidelines, the implementing organizations will be required to establish linkages with placement services, and for the candidates interested in self employment after availing the training, the organization shall arrange easy micro finance/ loans for them through financial institutions, National Minority Development Finance Corporation (NMDFC), banks etc.

Post placement support of Rs. 2000/- per month is provided to placed trainees for two months as placement assistance.

 

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