LUCKNOW: The Centre and the state have come together to make a fresh budgetary push of over Rs 280 crore to the Deen Dayal Upadhyay skill development programme under the state rural livelihood mission (SRLM). The mission has attained the status of being the key driving force in provisioning jobs for migrants who returned to the state following the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
In a communique sent to rural development commissioner K Ravindra Naik, the rural development department has said that the state government has decided to release a grant of Rs 81 crore against Rs 122 crore released by the Centre. In fact, the Centre’s contribution amounts to 60% of the total funds allocated to the programme.
Likewise, the Centre and the state government have released a sum of Rs 51 crore and Rs 34 crore, respectively to train people of the SC/ST category.
SRLM has contributed majorly in providing jobs
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Two of the renewable sector’s representative bodies have collaborated to launch an innovative programme to drive change, enhance the local skills base and ensure South Africa reaps the full benefits of a decarbonised economy.
The South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) and South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) want to ensure that local developers, current or potential, can access the knowledge and expertise needed to take projects from development through due diligence, financial close right up to commissioning. Therefore the Developing Developers programme is designed to address the gaps in the local industry and ensure effective knowledge sharing across the value chain of South Africa’s nascent renewables sector.
“Historically we have relied on much-needed foreign investment and know-how, but the time has come for South Africans to step up and step into the role of developer. We have so much to gain by empowering local communities and upskilling individuals across
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