Bengaluru to host centre for Rural Self Employment Training Institutes

The centre is setting up a national academy for capacity building through imparting training for rural self employment, a unique initiative to address the issue of rural poverty.

Nagendra Nath Sinha, secretary, Rural development carried out the e-foundation stone laying ceremony of the new training Institute building of National Academy of RUDSETI (NAR) on Thursday.
RSETI is a unique initiative where state governments, the centre and commercial banks are working together to address the issue of rural poverty.
NAR will undertake monitoring, mentoring and capacity building of the Rural Self Employment Training Institutes staff (585 RSETIs are spread across 566 districts of the country), state/UT Rural Livelihood Mission staff and the concerned bank officials on behalf of the ministry of rural development.
The setting up of RSETI is also important in furthering the efforts of mitigating unemployment problem in the country. While praising the role of NAR in standardising the activities of RSETIs, he advised the NAR to accelerate the efforts in this direction and felt that the establishment of new campus of NAR would be a good support in this regard.
At present, these trainings are conducted in rented premises in Bengaluru or different premises in states/UTs. This proposed campus development in Bengaluru will cost about Rs25 crore.
A Manimekhalai, sxecutive director, Canara Bank, admired the role of NAR over the years and assured full support of Canara Bank in future endeavors also.