Nabard to take up short term skill development programmes for reverse migrant workers



a close up of a book: Mandal said Nabard has already provided Rs 90,000 crore worth of long-term refinance to the banks for meeting credit requirement of the agriculture and allied sectors.


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Mandal said Nabard has already provided Rs 90,000 crore worth of long-term refinance to the banks for meeting credit requirement of the agriculture and allied sectors.

National Bank for Agriculture And Rural Development (Nabard) will soon start a short-term skill development programme for reverse migrants that will help them to get re-employed at the earliest. The board has initially sanctioned programmes for Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand and seeks to work with the National Skill Development Corporation accredited national skill development centres.

CU Bhaskar, Nabard’s chief general manager in Mumbai told Financial Express the programme would be implemented on a large scale and majority of the funding would be done by Nabard. “But the entire process would be complicated since it would involve identifying efficient skill development centres and the real needy, who would require training to get back to work. The details of

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Earlier this week, President Donald Trump’s campaign released his second-term agenda. Up until this point, the campaign only had a “Promises Kept” website with few details; the Republican Party didn’t even adopt a platform.

But this agenda is also scant with details. The website just has a bulleted list of priorities. In fact, for education, it only includes two bullets: “Provide School Choice to Every Child in America” and “Teach American Exceptionalism.”

Trump doesn’t address anything to do with teachers, improving the quality of education, or early childhood education. He fails to address anything to do with higher education or student loans. 

But what he did include should come as no surprise. Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have made “school choice” a primary priority throughout their time in office, consistently pushing charter schools and

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The Denver Post editorial board would like to see what Joyce Rankin can do to push elementary school literacy with another term on the state Board of Education. Rankin, a Republican from Carbondale, has represented the 3rd Congressional District on the board since 2015.

The powers of the board are limited in Colorado where local school districts are rightfully given most control over their curriculum and programs, but one thing the board does have control over is the implementation of state laws like Colorado’s READ Act.

The READ Act was passed in 2012 (Rankin’s husband sponsored a recent revision of the bill in the General Assembly). It requires benchmark testing of students in preschool through third grade to assess literacy skills, with a goal that all students will be reading

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