Staff Reporter

MADURAI: Youth should come forward to undergo employment-oriented technical education, said the Additional Collector and Project Officer, District Rural Development Agency, after inaugurating the third batch of `Livelihood Advancement Business Management' training programme held here on Wednesday.

He said rural youths need specialised training and continuous guidance to gain employment. The Livelihood Advancement Business Management training programme is jointly organised by the Central Government and Dr. Reddy's Foundation, under the Swarna Jayanthi Gram Swarozgar Yojana.

Under the scheme, 500 youths in every district will be given training in various technical courses such as automobile repair, sales management, hotel management, computer training and homecare nursing assistant etc.

The DRDA Assistant Project Officer (veterinary), Dhasuddin, Dr. Reddy's Foundation regional co-ordinator, R. Baskar and others participated.