It will be probably the first time for the Indian government to launch such a massive training program under ‘Rural Masonn’ – to train workers in construction sector to build 3 Cr houses in the next seven years under the Indira Awaas Yojana.
According to officials related to this mission, the funding will be made available from the already allocated capacity building component fund of 35,000 Cr Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Scheme. A pilot project will be unfolded in three states (Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Uttrakhand) to train 50,000 workers for 35 days, and after the program will be launched across the country.
Currently, there is no such training program for rural workers employed in construction sector. Onsite training in skills and newest technology will ensure an easy learning process for them. The mason workers will be trained in bricklaying, scaffolding along with casting of cement and concrete.