Bhubaneswar : The Panchayati Raj Department was awarded with “Best State Rural Skill Development” by Europe India Foundation for Excellence recently for outstanding performance in ensuring skill development of rural youth. The department has conferred with the award on the occasion of Global Skill Development Meet at UNESCO Headquarters at Paris on May 23 this year.
The recognition is for the achievement and contribution in consolidating the efforts to skill the rural youth of the state and thereby increasing their employability and compatibility in the industry led growth environment. Panchayati Raj Department through Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS) spearheaded the programme and through cross state study the Europe India Foundation for Excellence (EIFE) evaluated the initiative taken by the state
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