Ministry of Rural Development

75 villages felicitated towards their contribution to DeenDayal Upadhyaya Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) as part of the Amrit Mahotsav celebrations

Posted On: 19 APR 2022 4:23PM by PIB Delhi

Representatives from 75 villages from the states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal participated in a felicitation ceremony organised on 19th April, 2022 by Ministry of Rural Development. The felicitation ceremony, chaired by Secretary-RD, Shri Nagendra Nath Sinha, was organised as part of the year long Amrit Mahotsav campaign and was aimed at recognising the contributions made by the selected States in mobilising highest number of candidates to be trained under the DeenDayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY).

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) was started with an ambitious agenda to benchmark wage placement-linked programs to global standards. Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) revamped the placement linked skill development program under National Rural Livelihood Mission as DeenDayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) on the 25th of September, 2014. DDU-GKY is a nationwide placement-linked skill training program funded by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India (GoI).

The program is currently being implemented in 27 States and 4 UTs and has over 2379 Training Centres in 1891 projects in partnership with over 877 Project Implementation Agencies (PIA) conducting training across 57 sectors, and over 616 job-roles.

Under DDU-GKY, a total of 11.61 lakh candidates have been trained and 7.16 lakh placed till 31.03.2022 since inception (Provisional data).

45 villages from Uttar Pradesh (UP), 26 villages from Rajasthan, 03 from Madhya Pradesh and 02 from West Bengal were shortlisted on the basis of highest number of candidates belonging from the said villages undergoing training through the DDU-GKY programme.While interacting with panchayat representatives attending the event During the event, Secretary-RD, Shri Nagendra Nath Sinha said that the responsibility of the Gram Panchayats is not limited to just facilitating the rural electrification, drinking water supply or road construction. They are responsible for the overall development of their villages and rural skill development is an important part of this advancement.

1. Madhya Pradesh



2. West Bengal


3. Rajasthan




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