Giving further boost to the uplifting of talented artisans from backward communities, AP govt has decided to moot skill development training for the BC artisans in the state.
The State Government will soon set up a skill development and training centre each in all the 13 BC Study Circles of State to provide training to artisans of backward classes for improving their skills.
The first such skill development and training centre will come up at Guntur BC Study Circle to be established by Andhra Pradesh Skill Development Corporation shortly.
Workshops and surveys will be conducted in every district to obtain suggestions and objections over the courses to be offered through the centres. The State Government has allotted Rs. 6,640 crore which is 19 per cent of the State budget for BC welfare under the BC sub-plan.
Earlier, the state government was extensively focused upon the empowerment of the women groups who could be trained and developed towards skilled jobs. This would be another step ahead towards the cause.