Rashtriya Udyamita Vikas Pariyojana Launched

  • The Rashtriya Udyamita Vikas Pariyojana, launched by Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, was inaugurated in Sambalpur, Odisha. 
  • The initiative was launched virtually across 9 cities including Bhopal, Kanpur, Indore, Varanasi, Bharatpur, Shillong, Silchar, Dibrugarh, and Guwahati. 
  • The initiative aims to equip individuals with comprehensive entrepreneurship training, aligning with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of creating job providers rather than job seekers. 
  • The training will be conducted over 22 weeks, combining theoretical knowledge with practical exposure through experiential learning. 
  • The training will be conducted offline, online, and hybrid modes, with certificates awarded upon completion. 
  • The initiative will help street vendors and small shopkeepers become more skilled and empower them. 
  • The pilot program will be implemented through 20 Centres of the National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) and 10 Centres of the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati. 
  • The project will be piloted initially in selected districts, with a focus on ensuring 40% participation by women.
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