Athira Krishnan KT
Abstract: The Government of India provides skill development programme for the youth of the nation by Implementing Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY). This vocational training and placement programme of Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD). Mainly focuses on rural youth between 15 35 years. The government of India targeting 500 million trained youth by 2022. According to 2011 census, India has 55 million potential workers (18 35 years) in rural areas. Kudumbashree Mission in Kerala working as the Nodal agency in occupying a significant role in mobilizing students to the programme and conducting job fest with the help of Project Implementing Agency (PIA) in grass root operations. This paper critically analyses the role of DDU- GKY in promoting the skill enhancement training for the rural youth and targets and Achievement of the programme in the kerala state.
Keywords: Skill Development, DDU- GKY, Rural Development