Hunar Vikas Yojana
Hunar Vikas Yojna is a scheme which aims to develop the skills of the young generation in order to make them an independent being.
The novel scheme “Mukhya Mantri Hunar Vikash Yojana” was started in 2011-12 for higher education/skill building programme to beneficiaries of Palanhar Yojana and children staying in Institutional Home (Government and Non Government running Institutional Home). Under which the State is providing skill development programmes for the children 17 years to 21 years. It is to help prepare these young adults to sustain themselves during the transition from institutional to independent life.
The objective of this scheme is to enable such young adults to adapt themselves to society and to encourage them to move away from institution based life. This scheme is an important final stage in the continuum of care, as it ensures smooth rehabilitation and reintegration of a child in need of care and protection/conflict with law as she/he steps into adulthood.
This is especially required if a child has gone through a long period of institutionalization, which is likely to result in lack of social adjustment. Under this scheme, vocational and skill building programme are provided through Rajasthan Mission on Livelihood (RMol) and also provide financial assistance for higher education to applicable young child.
Rajasthan’s State Social Welfare department has come up with a scheme to provide family atmosphere to growing orphans who are living in state-run orphanages. According to the scheme, interested families, issueless couples or relatives of orphaned children will be encouraged to take the responsibility of raising these children. And they would get an honourarium in return.
Since the experiment of keeping orphans in state-run orphanages has not proved very successful, the social welfare department has decided to introduce the new scheme. According to social welfare minister Madan Dilawar, each family which takes the responsibility or raising a child would be given Rs 675 per month and an additional Rs 2,000 every year. This incentive is expected to encourage the families who are willing to raise children but do not take the responsibility for financial reasons, the minister said.