Karnataka Samruddhi scheme|Karnataka Samruddhi scheme for SC/ST |Karnataka Samruddhi yojana|Karnataka Samruddhi scheme for SC/ST rural entrepreneurs
Karnataka Social Welfare Department today launched the Samruddhi scheme to boost employment opportunities for SC/ST youth through entrepreneurship. For this, the government is partnering with private enterprises to train the youth from backward communities.“The Samruddhi scheme is targeted at socially marginalised communities to provide them with skill development and alternate means of employment,” he added.It is a rural entrepreneurship programme for Scheduled Castes (ST) and Scheduled Tribes (SC) in Karnataka.
The 30 companies which have signed MoU are to provide self-employment opportunities for around 25,000 beneficiaries from the SC/ST communities.The department is hoping to create around 10,000 entrepreneurs annually in the next three years from among the economically and socially marginalised communities in the State.
Prelims level: Particulars of the Samruddhi Scheme
Mains level: Promoting entrepreneurship skills to socio-economically backward youths.
The government will also invest in training through ITIs, vocational training, and other institutions. The minister said, “This will provide them with employment opportunities across sectors and help them apply for the grant. The government is investing Rs 800 crore, which is eight percent of the department’s budget, through this scheme.”
The Samruddhi scheme is on the lines of the Unnati and Airavata initiatives. These target socially marginalised communities and provide them with skill development and alternate means of employment. The Unnati scheme has technology skill training at its core, targeting social innovation. With the Samruddhi scheme, the government hopes to train youth across sectors and convert them into entrepreneurs. forms available on the Kalyan Kendra website.
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