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Government of India
Ministry of Tourism
31-August-2012 16:22 IST
Hunar Se Rozgar Scheme

          

           The Ministry of Tourism launched a special initiative called Hunar Se Rozgar Tak (HSRT) in the year 2009-10 for creation of employable skills amongst youth. The initiative is fully funded by the Ministry of Tourism. The features common to the training programmes under the HSRT are: the trainees should be in the age group of 18-28 years; each training programme is of short duration – 6 to 8 weeks; and no fees chargeable to the trainee.

 

The HSRT initiative is being implemented through expert institutions including the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Institutes of Hotel Management, Food Craft Institutes and India Tourism Development Corporation. The State Governments/Union Territory Administrations have also been authorised to implement the initiative through Institutes selected by them for purpose. It is also mandatory for certain star-classified hotels to train a prescribed minimum number of persons.

 

The HSRT initiative is being implemented as part of the Ministry of Tourism’s Scheme namely Capacity Building for Service Providers (CBSP).  The budget allocated for the CBSP Scheme is as indicated below:

 

Year

Budget Allocated

2009-10

12 crore

2010-11

17 crore

2011-12

25 crore

2012-13

50 crore

 

The HSRT initiative has been well received. Initially it covered only two trades namely Food Production and Food and Beverage Service. Presently it covers 6 more trades/training areas namely Housekeeping Utility, Bakery & Patisserie, Driving, Stone Masonry, Golf Caddies and Tourist Facilitation.

 

The HSRT initiative has helped upgrade the skills relevant to hospitality and tourism Sector in the country including Odisha.   The number of persons trained in the year 2009-10 was 5610.   It grew to 6981 in the year 2010-11 and to 12191 in the year 2011-12.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Tourism, Shri Sultan Ahmed    in a written reply to Shri Nityananda Pradhan    in Lok Sabha today.

 

Samir/kd