Sagarmala-DDUGKY training programme: National level Conference organised Updated On 2017-11-03
National Level Conference organised by Kudumbashree Mission associating with Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) programme of Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) and Ministry of Shipping (MoS) to discuss the modalities for the Implementation of Sagarmala-DDUGKY Convergence project was held at Hotel Marriott, Kochi on 2 November 2017. The project aims at skilling the coastal communities for wage employment in port and maritime sector. Sagarmala Programme is implemented by DDUGKY, the centrally designed programme which gives skill training to the rural youth of the country. Kudumbashree is the nodal agency of DDUGKY in Kerala.
Sagarmala was the programme framed by Ministry of Shipping (MoS) for giving skill development training when job opportunities arises in various states due to the development of ports. Port development will give rise to new job opportunities. Sagarmala skill training programme aims at utilising the coastal youth for such job opportunities with a monthly remuneration. MoRD has been successfully implementing DDUGKY programme in various states and the MoU for conducting Sagarmala training along with DDUGKY programme was signed in May 2017.
The programme will be executed in Ernakulam and Kozhikode districts as part of the pilot study. Kerala submitted the action plan for giving training on the sectors like crane operation, electric arc welding, lifeguards fish and seafood processing, deep sea fishing etc for around 8000 job aspirants.
Mr S. Harikishore IAS, Executive Director, Kudumbashree Mission, welcomed the gathering. Mrs Alka Upadhyaya IAS, JS( Rural Skills), MoRD delivered the keynote address. Mr. Sharda Prasad, Advisor, Sagarmala, spoke on the concept of Sagarmala project and scope of skilling. Mr Anil subramanian, Director, MoRD made a presentation on Skill Gap Survey at Sagarmala project. Mr M. Balasubramaniam, Chief Operating Officer. DDUGKY, MoRD, representatives from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha, West Bengal,Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Maharashtra & Andaman took part in the programme, Representatives from Ministry of Shipping, Cochin Port Trust, Central Institute of Fisheries and Technology, Cochin Shipyard, National Institute of Fisheries Post Harvest Technology and Training, Telenova Escorts and Nabcons also participated in the programme. Dr Praveen C.S, Chief Operating Officer (Skills) SMMU, Kerala extended vote of thanks.