Ministry Of Rural Development And Ayush Ministry Signs MoU To Empower Rural Youth

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Ministry Of Rural Development And Ayush Ministry Signs MoU To Empower Rural Youth
17 Mar 2023
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News Synopsis

On Thursday, the Ministry of Ayush and Rural Development inked an Agreement to develop rural youth into an economically independent and internationally relevant workforce.

Manoj Nesari, Adviser, Ministry of Ayush, and Karma Zimpa Bhutia, Joint Secretary, Rural Skills, Ministry of Rural Development, signed the Agreement at Transport Bhawan in the presence of Union Minister of Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal and Giriraj Singh, Union Minister of Panchayati Raj.

Minister of State for Ayush, Munjapara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai, Secretary Ayush, Rajesh Kotecha, Pramod Kumar Pathak, Special Secretary Ministry of Ayush and Shailesh Kumar Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Prof. (Dr) Tanuja Manoj Nesari, Chairman of Ayush Sub Sector Skill Council and Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda were also present.

Sarbananda Sonowal greeted Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh and stated that both ministries will work together to promote self-employment.

Singh commended Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Ayush Ministry in his address for the expansion of the Ayush industry, which has grown from $3 billion in 2014 to $19 billion by 2022.

The minister also expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Modi for elevating and providing the opportunity.

About the DDU-GKY (Deen Dayal Upadhyay-Grameen Kaushal Yojana), he stated that he would strengthen women's self-help groups, and that partnership with the Ministry of Ayush would aid in the achievement of growth in self-employment and skill development.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof (Dr) Tanuja Manoj Nesari, Director of the All India Institute of Ayurveda, stated that the partnership between both ministries will play a vital role in improving the skill and service sector associated with Ayurveda.

On a trial basis, training will be offered to rural poor youth in the following courses in partnership with the Ayush Ministry:

Panchakarma Technician

Panchakarma Assistant

Ayurvedic Masseur

Kshara Karma Technician

Cupping Therapy Assistant

The goal of this collaboration is to assist in the development of skilled personnel for the AYUSH Healthcare system and the AYUSH management sectors. Training will be benchmarked to global standards, allowing for the growth of skilled human resources in such sectors to meet both national and international demand.

The collaboration between the two Ministries would help in the provision of training to rural poor youth in courses linked with the National Skills Qualification Framework and available on the National Qualification Register through the DDU-GKY Scheme.

The Ministry of Rural Development's (MoRD) mission to skill rural young from low-income families will be combined with the Ministry of Ayush's (MoA) mission to create new doors in the horizon of opportunity and development, empowering rural youth.

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