About 80,000 youths from Below Poverty Line families are to be imparted job-oriented skill training under the National Rural Livelihood Mission, though the programme is yet to be launched formally.

The Union Ministry of Rural Development has approved 14 projects for skill training leading to placement in urban settings, at an estimated cost of Rs. 165 crore, to be executed through private-public partnership mode.

The Centre will contribute 75 per cent of the expenditure, about Rs. 125 crore, while the training partners or employers will bear the remainder, Rs. 40 crore.

The one-year training will begin as soon as the respective State governments initiate action in this regard.

These youth can look forward to entry-level jobs in apparel, textile and leather, handloom, construction, computer-based accounting and teaching, security services, retail, electrical and hospitality facility management sectors.