The village engineers’ program will soon be rolled out in Gujarat whereby tribal youth will be imparted training in multiple skills so that they can participate in the economic activities in their respective districts, the Center said on Saturday. Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar held discussions with Members of Parliament and Ministers from Gujarat on Friday to create targeted skilling opportunities for the tribal youth in their local areas to reduce the pull for migration, an official statement said.
“The deliberations, held under the ‘Skill Samwaad’ series yesterday, focused on the ‘Village Engineers’ program that will be rolled out in the state soon,” the statement said.
Chandrashekhar said under the program, tribal youth will get multiple skills training so that they can participate in the economic activities in their respective districts. The State government and the Center must act in coordination to implement the program, he added.
Opportunities in the areas of Electric Vehicles (EVs), drone manufacturing, organic food manufacturing, mango processing, textile manufacturing and more were discussed, the statement said.
Recently, the village engineer program was launched from Madhya Pradesh to train the tribal youth by providing them a basket of skills together. The first batch of village engineers have also been conferred recognition in the form of certification.