Antyodaya Diwas 2020-September 25th-Kaushal Se Kal Badlenge: Union Minister for Urban Development, M. Venkaiah Naidu, declared Thursday that the government agreed to observe 25 September as “Antyodaya Diwas” every year, in remembrance of the birth of former Bharatiya Jana Sangh and BJP icon Deendayal Upadhyaya.The day was celebrated with the theme “Kaushal Ke Kal Badlenge”.The Minister was happy that 10.51 Lakh rural young people were educated and 6.65 Lakh were effectively placed under DDU-GKY. He highlighted the importance of skilling in making India a productive country.
Highlights of Antyodaya Diwas
“Antyodaya means uplifting the poorest of poor people. Reaching every poor person in the last mile, that is the message of this Antyodaya. The Minister of Rural Development of the Union issued the following during the celebration of the day.
- Guidelines with regard to captive employment under DDU- GKY.
- Guidelines for the advancement of integrated farming clusters (IFC).
- Compendium of success stories of the DDU-GKY scheme.
The Ministry of Rural Development and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research signed a memorandum of understanding to build the ability of the Farmer Organization.
Deendayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana
- The Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Venkaiah Naidu launched the DDU-GKY on 25 September 2014 on the occasion of the 98th anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya ‘s birth.
- DDU-GKY is part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) and seeks to improve diversity in the revenues of rural poor families between the age group of 15 and 35 years and to fulfill the ambitions of rural youth in the profession.
Mission of DDU- GKY
- Reduce poverty by allowing poor households to obtain secure jobs by regularly paid employment.
- Quality and efficiency are of the greatest priority in the development of skills to allow rural poor both Indian and global employers.
- To shift the training provided by GoI towards career progression for poor people.
- To build placement partnerships for poor people.
When did the DDU- GKY scheme start?
DDU-GKY has its origins in the ‘Special Projects’ component of the Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY), which was started in 2004. After that, it is transformed as DeenDayal Upadhyaya – Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) on Antyodaya Diwas (25 September 2014).
What are the eligibility criteria for DDU- GKY?
- Rural young people from poor families aged 15 to 35.
BPL Cards ownership / inclusion.
Who is the founder of DDU- GKY?
The founder of the DDU- GKY is Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya DDU- GKY.The Vision of DDU-GKY is to “Transform rural poor youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce”.