Training boosts local employment and empowerment

Deborah Greenfield, ILO Deputy Director-General, visits a training centre in Chhattisgarh where rural youth are learning concepts of civil engineering to become barefoot technicians.

Date issued: 06 September 2017 | Size/duration: 00:00:30

Acute shortage of engineers and technicians in rural areas has been affecting the quality and effective service delivery of the infrastructure works launched under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in India.

A training programme, set up by the Ministry of Rural Development with technical assistance of the International Labour Organization, addresses the skills gap while providing decent jobs to thousands of discouraged youth and promoting sustainable development in rural areas.

The film captures the training benefits, and how it has also boosted local youth employment, empowerment and development.