RSLDC: Trained artisans will be available in every Rajasthan village, says Ashok Gehlot

According to Mr Ashok Gehlot, the demand for plumbers, electricians and fitters will increase at the village level in the coming years

Ashok Gehlot, the chief minister of Rajasthan, on Monday, said that his government is making sure that the Rajasthan Skill and Livelihood Development Corporation (RSLDC) utilizes all its manpower to train maximum unemployed youth so that skilled artisans are available in every village of the state.

The chief minister was addressing a review meeting of RSLDC through video conferencing.

He directed that coordination should be established with various departments by setting targets to provide employment to the maximum number of youth through skill development.

“Along with this, time-bound implementation and adequate monitoring of budget announcements should be done,” the chief minister directed the officers, who were part of the meeting.

According to Mr. Ashok Gehlot, the demand for plumbers, electricians and fitters will increase at the village level in the coming years.

“In such a situation, more and more rural youth should be trained in such courses through Rajasthan Skill and Livelihood Development Corporation (RSLDC), so that trained artisans are available in every village,” Ashok Gehlot added.

If there arises a need for additional training centers for training the youth, the chief minister said, then preparations should be made for that also.

He further ordered, “It should be ensured that the training partner firm selected by the corporation provides placement to the prescribed number of trained youth as per the terms of the MoU.”

Pertinently, Rajasthan is the first State in India to establish a Mission on Livelihoods to address the challenges of unemployment and ensuring gainful and sustainable employment to the youth of the state.

The objective of the creation of RMoL was to formulate appropriate and innovative strategies to promote and facilitate large-scale livelihoods for the poor and vulnerable people of the state.

Understanding the importance of skill development as a vehicle for enhancing the employability of the working population, RMoL was rechristened as Rajasthan Mission on Skill and Livelihoods in 2009-10.

RSLDC was incorporated as Section 25 Company, a Not for Profit company, on 17th August 2010 with the Chief Secretary as the Chairman of the Company.

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