NUA Odisha Scheme 2023 ~ To Skill 1 Lakh Youth Annually

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NUA Odisha Scheme:- The Odisha Cabinet has granted approval to the Nutana Unnata Abhilasha (NUA) Odisha Scheme, which is set to invest Rs 385 crore over the next three years in skill development for one lakh youngsters in the state. Among the 19 proposals that received the green light from the Odisha Cabinet, one of them was the Nutana Unnata Abhilasha (NUA) project. With a budget of Rs 385 crore, this initiative aims to provide skills training to one lakh young individuals annually for the next three years. For more information about the NUA Odisha Scheme, please refer to the article below.

Odisha Nutana Unnata Abhilasha Scheme Details in Highlights

Name of the schemeNUA Odisha Scheme
Launched byOdisha government
Objectiveto skill one lakh youth every year
Earmarked BudgetRs. 100 crores
Target BeneficiariesYouth of Odisha
Official website

About NUA Odisha Scheme

In a significant development, the Cabinet has approved the proposal to amend the 2017 Telecom Infrastructure Policy and make necessary changes to Odisha Mobile Towers and Telegraphic Line, OFC. The proposed amendment aims to expedite the development of telecom infrastructure, address operational hurdles, and improve service quality across the state. The decision reflects the government’s commitment to enhance connectivity and ensure better telecommunications services for the people of Odisha.

ବ୍ୟାପକ ହେବ ଦକ୍ଷତା ବିକାଶର ପରିସର, ଦକ୍ଷ ହେବେ ଯୁବବର୍ଗ। ‘ନୂତନ ଉନ୍ନତ ଅଭିଳାଷା’ (NUA) ଓଡ଼ିଶା ଯୋଜନା ଆରମ୍ଭ କରିଛନ୍ତି ରାଜ୍ୟ ସରକାର। ୩୦ଟି ଜିଲ୍ଲାରେ ପ୍ରତିବର୍ଷ ୧ ଲକ୍ଷ ଯୁବପିଢ଼ିଙ୍କୁ ଦିଆଯିବ ତାଲିମ ଏଥିପାଇଁ ଆଗାମୀ ୩ବର୍ଷରେ ଖର୍ଚ୍ଚ ହେବ ₹୩୮୫ କୋଟି। ଯୁବକଯୁବତୀ ପାଇବେ ଯୁଗୋପଯୋଗୀ ତାଲିମ, ବିକାଶର ରାସ୍ତା ହେବ ଆହୁରି…— CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) August 12, 2023

Objectives of NUA Odisha Scheme

The Skill Development & Technical Education Department, along with a range of institutions and clusters, will provide ample opportunities for training, retraining, and upskilling. These opportunities will be available through institutions such as ITIs (Industrial Training Institutes), polytechnics, government skilling institutions, educational institutions, as well as various clusters like MSME (Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises), agricultural, and craft clusters. This comprehensive approach ensures that individuals have access to diverse avenues for skill development and technical education, enabling them to enhance their capabilities and seize new opportunities.

Features of NUA Odisha Scheme

Following are the features of the Odisha Nutana Unnata Abhilasha Scheme.

  • The Odisha plan will spend Rs 385 crore over the next three years to train 100,000 youths annually in the state.
  • The program will be implemented in all 30 districts, and opportunities for skilling, reskilling, and up-skilling will be made available through educational institutions, government skilling institutions, MSME, agricultural, and craft clusters, as well as skilling institutions run by the SD & TE Department (ITI, Polytechnic, etc.).

Advantages of Odisha Nutana Unnata Abhilasha Scheme

The following are the advantages of the Scheme:

  • By providing top-notch training, building industry connections, and increasing employability skills, the program will attempt to alleviate the lack of trained Human Resources in rising trades.  
  • Additionally, it will aid in closing the skills gap in the application of modern technology in traditional sectors (agricultural, crafts, and looming). According to Jena, the program would be implemented in all 30 of the state’s districts.
  • Modern training facilities, well-equipped labs, and a robust skilling ecosystem will all help to further build the Skilled-in-Odisha brand.

Benefits of the NUA Odisha Scheme

UA Odisha aims to address the demand for skilled workforce in emerging sectors by providing high-quality training, fostering industry partnerships, and enhancing employability skills. Additionally, it aims to bridge the skills gap in the adoption of modern technology in traditional industries such as agriculture, handicrafts, and handloom. The program will offer employability skills training for students across various institutions, additional courses for current students, digital and e-courses for higher education students, and more. To ensure the integrity of program implementation, skilling initiatives will be carried out by reputable organizations comprising of businesses, training institutions, industry groups, etc. This will be facilitated by an enabling policy framework that adopts a differentiated and incentive-based approach.

Application Process of NUA Odisha Scheme

lthough all eligible applicants will have the opportunity to complete the application form for the NUA Odisha Scheme, the official website for the scheme has not yet been announced by the relevant authorities. As of now, interested individuals are advised to stay updated for further notifications regarding the official website where the application form will be made available. It is recommended to regularly check the official channels and communication platforms of the concerned authorities for the latest updates on the application process.

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