Government to train 10,000 technicians for rural jobs’ work

New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The government will train 10,000 technicians in basic concepts of civil engineering for better execution of work under the rural jobs scheme, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh said on Tuesday.

The “barefoot” technicians — educated people, identified from the local SC/ST MGNREGA worker households and specially trained in civil engineering concepts using customised training modules — will be involved in planning, layout, measuring and supervising work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in 2,500 most backward blocks across the country.

“Better training and skill development will not only contribute to creation of durable and good quality work but also more sustainable maintenance of assets,” he said.

It will also provide employment, especially to people from vulnerable sections of the society, the minister said.

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