20 Jun 2009
Leading banks along with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) and the Uttarakhand government are setting up training institutes in all the 13 districts of the state to enhance entrepreneur skills and employment opportunities among the youths.
While centres in four districts – Pithoragarh, Pauri, Almora and Haridwar — have already been set up, the remaining institutes would be established in two to three months.
A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the sub-committee of the State-Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) on agriculture and rural development, official sources said here.
Under the Rural Self-employment and Training Institute (RSETI) programme, banks like State Bank of India would be setting up training centres in nine districts and the remaining four districts would be covered by Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda and the Uttaranchal Gramin Bank.
Unemployed youths would undergo training in dairy development, farming, repair and other traditional skills.
They would be trained by experts at these centres, the buildings for which would be provided by the state government.
“Initial results from the four districts are very encouraging. Hence, we want to spread these centres in all the 13 districts of the state,” said a top State Bank of India official.
News Source: BusinessStandard