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It is a market-led, placement linked skill development program for providing wage employment to rural poor youth. skilling program for rural youth has now been refocused and re-prioritized to build the capacity of rural poor youth to address the needs of domestic and global skill requirements.

Objective of Deen Dayal Yojana

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) aims to skill rural youth who are poor and provide them with jobs having regular monthly wages or above the minimum wages. It is one of the cluster of initiatives of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India that seeks to promote rural livelihoods

Eligible for Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana

The scheme is targeted at both urban and rural poor and includes those beneficiaries above the age of 18 years who were part of the earlier Ajeevika program.