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Ministry Of Social Justice and Empowerment

Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi (PM-DAKSH)

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The scheme "Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi (PM-DAKSH)" was introduced by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment with the objective of economic empowerment/ upliftment through training of marginalized target groups: Other Backward Classes (OBCs), Economically Backward Classes (EBCs), De-Notified, Nomadic, and Semi-Nomadic Tribes (DNTs), Scheduled Castes (SCs), and Safai Karamcharis (Sanitation workers) including Waste Pickers.

The scheme has a target to skill around 2,71,000 SC/OBC/EBC/DNT persons, Safai Karamcharis including Waste Pickers during the next five years (2021-22 to 2025-26) with a budget outlay of ₹ 450.25 crore. The amount of funds earmarked under PM-DAKSH Yojana during 2020-21 and 2021-22 were ₹ 44.79 crore and ₹ 79.48 crore respectively.
The main objective of the scheme is to increase the skill levels of the target youth by providing for long-term and short-term skills, followed by settlement in employment/self-employment. The purpose is to improve the all-round competency and adeptness of around 2.71 lakh persons over the period of 2021-22 to 2025-26, from the following sections of the target groups:

Artisans - may be able to improve their revenue generation capacities within their practicing vocations,
Women - may be able to enter into self-employment thereby financially empowering themselves without neglecting their domestic activities; and
Youth from the target groups - may acquire long-term training and specialization in employable vocations giving them better standing in the job market.
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