PM Yuva Pilot Project completed & Awards announced Updated On 2021-09-23
Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana 2.0 (PM Yuva) Project, piloted in Kerala under the leadership of Kudumbashree has been completed now. The Awards of PM Yuva have also been announced. Shri. M. V Govindan Master, Minister, Local Self Government Department, Rural Development & Excise, Government of Kerala inaugurated the culminating session in online mode on 22 September 2021. Smt. Sarada Muraleedharan IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Local Self Government Department, Government of Kerala presided over the function. Smt. P.I Sreevidya IAS, Executive Director, Kudumbashree declared the awards.
Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana 2.0 (PM Yuva), formulated by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship was implemented in Kerala as a pilot project. The project envisaged enabling the youth to become entrepreneurs rather than job seekers and thereby turn them into employers. Kudumbashree is the state nodal agency for implementing the programme in Kerala. The project was implemented in Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur and Alappuzha districts of Kerala.
The project includes activities that create an enabling ecosystem for the young entrepreneurs. This project comprises various awareness programmes that includes the entrepreneurship development of current entrepreneurs, guidance to the new entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDP) that includes various camps etc. The project mainly aims at creating a path for the entrepreneurs to connect with the business network and equip them to overcome the crisis they would have to face now or in the future. The project was implemented in two phases- Community level and Institutional level. Entrepreneurship awareness and three day Boot Camp training that would help in entrepreneurship development was organized at the community level. Whereas, at the Institutional level, Kudumbashree implemented entrepreneurship development training and needed training was provided to the selected teachers at the vocational educational institutions (Polytechnic, JSS, ITI, PMKVY).
The programmes in both levels (Institutional level and Community level) were implemented in Kozhikode, Malappuram and Thrissur districts. Institutional level was implemented in Palakkad district and Community level was implemented in Alappuzha district. Through these two level activities, 1607 students have completed the entrepreneurship development in the institutional level. 154 new entrepreneurs and 131 current entrepreneurs were benefitted as part of the community level training.