RUDSET Institute, Mysore, started in 1992 in a small house near the foot of Chamundi Hill, is dedicated for the cause of economically empowering rural unemployed youth and to bring them into the mainstream of society. This is the 21st year of its existence in the field of rural development through rural entrepreneurship.

The Institute has a command area of three districts in Karna-taka — Mysore, Mandya and Chamarajanagar — and has a good network of different organi-sations, various Government Departments, NGOs, activists, individuals from all walks of life and general public.

This year, the Institute has conducted 60 self-employment training progs. covering 2,022 candidates against the target of 30 budgeted batches with 935 candidates, which is the highest in the last 21 years. Compared to last year, the inflow of candidates has increased by 15-85%.

Of these training programmes, the Institute has conducted 36 Agri. EDPs, 3 Product EDPs, 12 Process EDPs and 8 Ge-neral EDPs. Of the 2022 trai-ned candidates, 1354 are trained under Agri. EDPs, 52 under Product EDPs, 302 un-der Process EDP and 290 under General EDPs. It has also conducted one wage emp-loyment training programme to train 24 candidates and utilised 778 training days during this year against the budgeted 726 days.

Rural Development being its motto, during this financial year the Institute could cover 1,902 candidates from rural areas, 35 from semi-urban sector and 85 from urban sector. Among 60 different self-employment training progs. under govt. sponsored schemes, it has provided training to 1,519 candidates.

This year it has conducted 15 Rural Development Progra-mmes covering 552 candidates of which under “Udyogini” scheme of Dept. of Women & Child Development, the Institute could conduct 6 batches to cover 299 women candidates. It conducted 8 one-day Entrepreneurship Orientation Programme for 184 Safai Karmacharis under “Arivu” Scheme from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Development Corporation for rehabilitating street scavengers.

It also conducted a 3-day prog. for 40 beneficiaries under “New Swarnima” scheme sponsored by Devaraj Urs Backward Co-mmunity Development Cor-poration, apart from the 72 Entre-preneurship Awareness Progra-mme covering 4,685 people.

Under HRD, 5 sensitisation progs. were conducted for 231 Bankers and Govt. officials. Totally, 23 Branch Managers from sponsor Banks and 28 Branch Managers from Kavery Grameena Bank participated. A one-day Financial Literacy prog. under NABARD and All India Radio was also conducted.

The Institute’s marketing stall installed in Dasara Exhibition- 2012 as part of RUDSETI-Bazaar had bagged first prize in Voluntary Organisations category.

Banks have provided financial assistance to 1,119 of trained candidates to a tune of Rs. 343.23 lakhs, among them Canara Bank has provided loan of Rs. 31.36 lakhs to 53 candidates. Other Banks provided financial assistance to 495 candidates to the tune of Rs.187.73 lakhs and Kavery Grameena Bank financed 571 accounts to a tune of Rs.124.14 lakhs.

During this financial year, many veterans and VIPs visited the Institute including 146 members from Latin American, Middle-East and Afro-Asian nation. These teams were led by Ni-MSME, Hyderabad and NIRD, Hyderabad as a special visit, according to B.J. Anantha Padmanabha, Mysore Director.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore