ASSAM GRAMIN VIKASH BANK-RURAL SELF EMPLOYMENT TRAINING INSTITUTE (AGVB-RSETI), ITS ROLE IN RURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT OF BONGAIGAON DISTRICT, ASSAM
Dr. Phatik Chandra Kalita
The concept of Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI) was initiated in 1982 under the visionary leadership of Padmbhushan Dr D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala. Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Educational (SDME) Trust, along with Syndicate Bank and Canara Bank sponsored a unique organization, which was called “Rural Development and Self-employment Training Institute” (RUDSETI) in Ujjre Village of Dakshina Kanada District in Karnataka. The RUDSETI was set up with the objective of mitigating the unemployment problem through self-employment. The institute mobilized the unemployed youths from the rural nearby areas and facilitating them to take up self-employment as a source of income through short duration training programmes. The RUDSET Institutes are offering entrepreneurship development and skill development training in more than 60 different skills or areas. The institute also provides post training hand holding support including liaisoning with banks and other departments to facilitate the trained unemployed youths to access credit and other facilities to set up their enterprises.
KEYWORDS: Rural Self Employment, unemployed youths, entrepreneurship, leadership