Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) is a placement-linked Skill Training Initiative of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) that is initiated by Government of India. DDU-GKY was formed under MoRD that works to transform rural youth into economically independent section of society. DDU-GKY is considered as a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) that focuses on adding diversity to the incomes of rural poor families. DDU-GKY also caters to the career and employment objectives of rural youth in India.
The yojana mainly works for youth belonging to poor families and are age between 15 -35 years. DDU-GKY supports Government’s social and economic programs, such as Smart Cities and Start-Up India, Make in India, Digital India and Stand-Up India campaigns. This yojana’s partners are supported through capacity building, strategies for retention, investment, technology support for training purposes and linkages to international placement.