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Jaipur,
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said that in the years to come demand for plumbers, electricians and fitters will increase in rural areas. In view of this, Rajasthan Skill and Livelihood Development Corporation (RSLDC) should provide skills training to more and more rural youth in the courses like plumber, electrician or fitter etc. If required, additional training centres should be opened to impart training to youth.

Shri Gehlot was addressing the review meeting of RSLDC through video conference from his residence on Monday. He said that targets should be fixed to provide employment opportunities to more and more youth and for this, better coordination should be established between various departments. Besides, he directed for time-bound implementation and adequate monitoring of the budget announcements.

The CM said that RSLDC should select the training partner firms after thorough investigation of available infrastructure and facilities needed for skill development. It should be ensured that the training partner provide placements to the trained youth as per the numbers prescribed in the conditions of MoU, he added.  

Shri Gehlot praised the scheme initiated for eradication of begging by linking beggars to employment through various skill trainings. He said that in order to make the cities free from begging practices, this scheme should be scaled-up to all districts of the state. This could be a game changer for eradicating this ill practice. The CM said that maximum publicity should be given to such schemes, so that other people involved in begging could be encouraged to gain suitable skills and employment.

The CM said that those persons who were previously engaged in begging and later get employment after skill training, should work as master trainers to bring in other beggars to the mainstream by imparting training to them. He directed the RSLDC and the Social Justice & Empowerment departments should work in coordination for training and rehabilitation beggars.

Chairman of RSLDC Shri Neeraj K. Pawan gave a detailed presentation on the schemes for skill development of youth and status of implementation of various budget announcements. He informed that 100 beggars have been trained and linked to employment of which 40 have been employed with Akshay Patra Sansthan. He said that 39,193 youth have been trained for four-month short duration courses of Plumbing, fitting and electrician under the Jal Jeevan Mission. RSLDC was preparing a list of different industries, industry associations, universities and sector skill councils to provide training to youth, he said.
 
Shri Pawan further said that several state-funded schemes had been reorganised and re-launched. Thousands of youth have been imparted skill development training under Raj Quick, Saksham and Samarth schemes.

Minister of State for Skill Development Shri Ashok Chandana, Chief Secretary Shri Niranjan Arya, RSLDC MD Shri Pradeep K. Gawande and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

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