28 Apr 2012

Professional and Computer Training Programme by National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation

The National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) implements the scheme of Vocational Training for all States/Union Territories for various professional trades including training in computers for men and women belonging to minority communities, living below double the poverty line. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Shri Vincent H. Pala, Minister of State for Minority Affairs, said that the trades in which training is to be given are identified by the respective State Channelising Agencies (SCAs) depending upon the local needs and employment potential; and training is organized through Government owned/ recognized training institutions.

Shri Pala further informed the House that in order to educate and train more women from the minority communities, NMDFC has established a network with the Entrepreneurship Development Institutes (EDIs) of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal for professional training programmes.

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