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YUVA Keralam Mission & Vision

YUVA Keralam is the skilling and placement initiative of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India. YUVA Keralam has its origins in the Aajeevika Skills programme and the ‘Special Projects’ component of the Swarnjayanti Gram SwarozgarYojana (SGSY). The scheme focuses on catering to the occupational aspirations of rural youth and enhancing their skills for wage employment.



Implementation of YUVA Keralam involves State Governments, Technical Support Agencies like the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR), and Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs).

MoRD has notified the Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to be followed while implementing the programme. It is mandatory for all project functionaries under YUVA Keralam to be trained, assessed and certified in the Standard Operating Procedures.


Transform rural poor youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce.



To provide technical services such as monitoring, evaluation, training, content development, and research for the programs undertaken by Government at national level to enable rural poor youths including socially disadvantaged groups to secure a better future.