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Indian Railways launches Kaushal Vikas Yojana



Indian Railways on Friday launched Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY) to impart skill training to youth in remote areas. Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw launched the RKVY under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana through videoconference from New Delhi. Under this scheme, the Ministry will also set up mobile skill training units to improve reach in remote areas, said the Minister.

Speaking on the occasion, Vaishnaw said, “Indian Railways has launched Kaushal Vikas Yojana under which 50,000 youth will receive skill training in remote areas. We will also be setting up mobile skill training units to improve our reach in remote areas.”

The move is to empower youth by providing them entry-level training in industry-relevant skills through railway training institutes as part of `Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav` commemorating 75 years of independence, he added.

Under this scheme, unemployed youths having minimum qualification of matriculation and in the in age group of 18 to 35 years, will be given free training for skill development.

East Coast Railway General Manager Vidya Bhushan along with senior officials was present at the Carriage Repair Workshop, here during the launch; and interacted with the trainees.

Training is also scheduled at Angul and Visakhapatnam Electric Loco Sheds and Visakhapatnam Diesel Loco shed.

East Coast Railway has planned to provide this opportunity to 2500 youths in this region.

The training will be given on welding, electrician and fitter trades at Diesel Loco Shed at Visakhapatnam, Electric Loco Shed at Angul and Visakhapatnam and at Carriage Repair Workshop at Mancheswar with 20 slots at each location. The training will have duration of 100 hours in 3 weeks.

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