Skill Development in Left Wing Extremist/Naxal Affected Areas

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The Minister of State (I/C) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship has formulated a scheme titled “Skill Development in 34 Districts Affected by Left Wing Extremism”.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today he said under the Scheme, 68 Skill Development Centres (SDCs) at the rate of 2 SDCs per district and 34 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) have been approved for 34 districts.  State wise details are at Annexure–I.  The scheme is operational since 29th March, 2010 in the 34 districts of 9 States.  The physical targets set per district are:

(i)    Construction of 1 ITI and 2 SDCs.

(ii)      Training of 160 youth in various skill training programmes.


Operation of all these institutes is under State Governments.  Five ITIs out of total 34 and Ten SDCs out of total 68 have been established under the scheme in Odisha State.  They are operational at present and have admitted first batch of trainees.  Employability of trainees arises after successful completion of training.


The districts worst affected by LWE have been identified by the Ministry of Home Affairs and these have been included in the Scheme.

The Scheme is implemented by Directorate General of Training (DGT), MSDE in close collaboration with the concerned State Governments. The officers of DGT hold regular review meetings and follow-up action is taken accordingly.



State wise details of the Scheme

“Skill Development in 34 Districts Affected by Left Wing Extremism”

Cost of the scheme:    Rs. 241.65 crore

Duration of the scheme:          March, 2010 to 31st March, 2016.

Component:                            The components of the scheme are:

(i)        In 34 districts, skill training programmes  for:-

  • 1000 youth in Long Term Training @ 30 per district;
  • 4000 youth in Short Term Training @ 120 per district; and
  • Train 340 youth in Instructor Training @ 10 per district.

(ii)      In 34 districts, creation of infrastructure for:-

  • 34 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) @ one ITI per district; and
  • 68 Skill Development Centres (SDCs) @ two SDCs per district

State wise districts covered and fund released:

S. No. States No. of District Name of District Fund Released

(Rs. in Lakh)

1 Telangana 1 Khammam 375.13
2 Bihar 6 Jamui, Gaya, Aurangabad, Rohtas, Jehanabad, Arwal 2032.41
3 Chhattisgarh 7 Dantewada, Bastar, Kanker, Surguja, Rajnandgaon, Bijapur, Narayanpur 2676.77
4 Jharkhand 10 Chatra, West Singhbhum, Palamau, Garhwa, East Singhbhum, Bokaro, Lohardaga, Gumla, Latehar, Hazaribagh 2691.92
5 Madhya Pradesh 1 Balaghat 513.5
6 Maharashtra 2 Gadchiroli K, Gondia 680.57
7 Orissa 5 Gajapati, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Deogarh, Sambalpur 2521.14
8 Uttar Pradesh 1 Sonebhadra 513.51
9 West Bengal 1 Paschim Midnapur (Lalgarh Area) 358.97
Total 34   12363.92