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Rural Entrepreneurship Development Programme

Name of the scheme: Rural Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (REDPs)

Purpose: REDPs are programmes that support capacity building of rural unemployed people to enable them to set up their own enterprises.

Details of the scheme:

  • REDPs are conducted for a particular skill and unemployed rural youth are trained in these programmes.
  • Training period may vary from a minimum period of 4 weeks to a max. period of 8 weeks.
  • Each programme to have about 25-30 participants.
  • Programme to be conducted with the support of NGOs
  • NGOs should be a registered and having an experience of minimum 3 years.
  • Programmes may be residential or non residential.
  • The NGO should have necessary infrastructure, faculty support of their own or invite guest faculty.


The trainee has to be within the age limit of 18 and 50 years.


  • The Grant covers for preliminary expenses, rent for hall, training material, boarding charges, stationery, honorarium to faculty/guest faculty and other expenses.
  • Incentive is available for handholding after training and settlement of trainees.

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