Aajeevika Skills : Making Rural Poor Youth Employable

NRLM-Skill is an initiative launched by Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India in June 2011. The Aajeevika Skill Development Programme (ASDP) is a sub-mission under NRLM. It has evolved out of the need to:

• cater to the occupational aspirations of the rural youth who are poor and 

• to diversify incomes of the rural poor. 

ASDP gives young people from poor communities an opportunity to upgrade their skills and enter the skilled work force in growing sectors of the economy. Training and placement schemes are run in partnership with public, private, non-government and community organizations. Strong relationships are being built with industry associations and employers’. The target is to skill and place 50 lakhs youth in the formal sector by 2017.