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Over 38 lakh urban poor given skill training


  • Over 38 lakh urban poor have been provided with skill development training with assistance from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.
  • Skill development of urban poor to enable either self- employment or salaried employment was undertaken under the ‘Skill Training for Employment Promotion Amongst Urban Poor (STEP-UP)’ of the erstwhile Swarn Jayanti Shahari Rojgar Yojana launched in 1997 and the ‘Employment through Skill Training and Placement’ component of the National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM), introduced in 2013.
  • Under STEP-UP, 35.26 lakh urban poor were assisted to upgrade their skills while another 3.06 lakh were helped under NULM.
  • The HUPA Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Skill Development Corporation for facilitating training of two lakh urban poor through States and Union Territories.

Source: ET

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