IN India, It is estimated that about 12 million people join the work force every year and non availability of adequate employment opportunities in the organized sector has been one of the serious challenges the country has been facing In such a scenario , there has been a strong need for promoting Self Employment as an alternative carrier for the unemployed rural youth. The Government of India and state government have been implementing many developmental schemes aimed at providing suitable income to Rural families. Recently Government of India has also launched the ambitious programme “ The National Rural Livelihood Mission” with an aim of taking forward the programmes of poverty alleviation and securing livelihood for the poor. This segment is also not able to access formal vocational education due to the time and cost factor . These unemployed youth who are deprived of formal skill oriental education can be made employable by developing certain skill through short duration intensive training programmes
With the objective of mitigating the unemployment problem among the youth of the country, a novel imitative was launched in the year 1982 under the visionary leadership of Dr. Veerendra Heddade by the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Educatiobnal Trust along with Canara bank and Sydicate bank as sponsoring organizations. These three organizations set up a unique Institute for training rural youth for self employment called RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND SELF EMPLOYEMNT TRAINING INSTITUTE( RUDSETI) Over a period of time, out of experience, RUDSETI has developed a unique model for training and enabling the unemployedyouth to establish Micro enterprises and thereby providing employment to others.
Based on the success of the RUDSETI Model , Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India has issued guidelines of CEOs of Commercial Banks to establish RUDSETI (Rural Development and self employment Training Institute) type institutes in all Districts throughout the country and the Institute will be owned and managed by the Lead Bank operating in the respective District Canara bank, the Lead Bank for this District, with active support of the District Administration initiated immediate steps to commence the Institute. As a result, Canara Bank Rural Self Employment Training Thrissur started functioning on 27/02/2009 at Extension Training Center (ETC) Campus, Mannuthy.
The core offering of this institute is “Free and Intensive short term Residential Training” provide to Rural Youth. Another important aspect of this model is its focus on settlement of trained candidates by helping them to set up their own enterprises through “continuous post training follow up and hand holding for almost a period two years after training. Hence the core objective of the CBRSETI is to provide Training for skill development and motivation to rural youth and providing post training escort and hand holding services to ensure establishment of the Micro Enterprises by the trained youth and their sustainability. This is one of the Major projects of Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India to empower the rural Youth. We envisage that this movement should become a mass movement and Rural Youth should gain motivation, guidance and emerge as good entrepreneurs to face their future with confidence. At Present Mr.M.L.Rajeev is the Direct of SETI, Thrissur and with the dedicated team behind him is doing a commendable service.
Apart from training/Entrepreneurship development, the following services are provided in an innovative, effective and cost effective manner, with a spirit of service.
We have been allotted with 50 cent of land by Olllukkara Block at Vilvattam Village for construction of Training Institute for which we have received Rs 10000000/- from Rural Development ministry and Rs 10000000/- from Canara Bank, Rural development section. The Institute will be having 2 class rooms 1 computer lab and 2 dormitories each for men and women apart from kitchen and dining hall. The process of construction of approximately 10750/- sq.ft building is started and planned to complete 2013-14 for a accommodating residential training up to 100 trainees at time.
We have arranged 38 Awareness programs in different parts of Thrissur district to spread the activities of the Institute. 113 Training program has been conducted since covering 3945 participants. Out of the above only 27 were sponsored programs by Government agencies. The institute has arranged remaining 86 programs on its own. Out of 3945, 1853 have set up their own ventures, 887 opted for wage employment. Combined settlement rate comes to 69.45% A farmers Training cell is also attached to the Institute for exclusively catering the Training needs Farmers.
District Administration, Govt Departments, Local self Govt bodies, Bankers and all sections of society are extending wholehearted support for the smooth running of the Institute. Institute is also receiving very good support from Print and visual media. Apart from local news papers, AIR used to broadcast commencement of Training programs.
This year we propose to conduct Computer Hardware, Cage culture Pisciculture, Animal Husbandry, mushroom Cultivation, Multi Phone repairing, Dress designing for women, Embroidery, Glass painting, Electrical motor rewinding, Food processing, Paper bag and bag making, Beauty parlor management, apart from General EDP and agricultural EDP.