ROSHNI – a skill development scheme for the Tribals

Due to political turmoil, some areas of the country stand largely affected. These backward districts find it difficult to get access to resources and vocational training. In the absence of infrastructure and the inability to work with the equipment, the tribals in certain parts of India find it difficult to be at par with acceptable economic standards. 

To rectify the situation for such politically afflicted tribals, the Government of India initiated the Roshni scheme which specifically trains the rural youth in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas. 

Key features of the Roshni Scheme

  1. The Roshni scheme is a training scheme and therefore aims to train 50,000 youth in 3 years and provide 75% of those trained with job opportunities in organized sectors all across the nation. 
  2. The scheme aims at women empowerment and therefore 50% of the candidates covered under the benefits of Roshni would be women. 
  3. The scheme goes over and above just training;  it also provides customized and fully residential training with a total duration ranging from 3 months to a year, depending upon the duration of training

Eligibility for Roshni

To be eligible for the benefits of Roshni, the applicant must fulfill the following requirements:

  • The applicant must be between the age of 18-35
  • The applicant must belong to a rural household from one of the 24 Roshni districts
  • Should belong to a rural household that has been recognized as being poor followed by participatory identification of the Poor (PIP) process undertaken as a part of Aajeevika.

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