39.5. NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP PROMOTION SCHEME Objectives Salient features To promote apprenticeshipNAPS has provision for sharing of expenditure incurred in both providing training and incentivize and stipend to the apprentice. employers who wish to Reimbursement of 25% of prescribed stipend subject to a maximum of Rs. engage apprentices. Increasing the engagement ho engage apprentices. of apprenticeship from 2.3Sharing of the cost of basic training in respect of fresher apprentices (who Lakhs to 50 Lakhs cumulatively by 2020. 1500/-per month per apprentice by the Government of India to all employers come directly for apprenticeship training without formal training) limited to Rs. 7500/- per apprentice for a maximum duration of 500 hours/3 months. t wil be implemented by Director General of Training (DGT)
33.7. SUSTAINABLE AND ACCELERATED ADOPTION OF EFFICIENT TEXTILE TECHNOLOGIES TO HELP SMALL INDUSTRIES (SAATHI) Objective to increase efficiency ofAjoint initiative of Ministry of Power and Ministry of Textiles smal and mediumEnergy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), would procure energy efficient Features unitsPo Powerloom through energy and cost medium Powerloom units at no upfront cost. savings Powerlooms, motors and Rapier kits in bulk and provide them to the small and EESL will be repaid over a period of 4 to 5 year in installments through resulting energy and cost savings by the owner, Cluster wise demonstration projects and workshops will be organized
34.2. YATRI MITRA SEWA Objectives Salient features .To provide support toA Yatri Mitra can either be a Sahayak or any other person provided by IRCTC or the old and differently service provider appointed by IRCTC for this purpose. abled passengers | . IRCTC may provide this service 'Free of cost, through some NGO, PSUs etc under CSR. requiring assistance However, if there is lack of response, IRCTC may arrange this service on payment at the stations. basis through a service provider or on its own. Yatri Mitra shall provide Wheel chair cum porter services to differently abled, ailing and old persons.
Initiative to Promote HabitaA new national programme to improve energy performance of buildings and Energy Efficiency (I-PHEE) cities. It would support enhancement of knowledge and practice to save energy in design, construction and operation of buildings NIDH (National Initiative for NIDHI works towards nurturing knowledge-based and technology-driven ideas Development and Harnessing and innovations into successful start-ups. Innovations) It also aims to provide technological solutions to the pressing needs of the society and create new avenues for wealth and job creation Components of NIDHI that support each stage of a budding start-up are: PRAYAS (Promoting and Accelerating Young and Aspiring Innovators & Start- ups) The Seed Support System which provides up to One Crore rupees per start- up and is implemented through Technology Business Incubators
. Setu Bharatam . Development of bridges for safe and seamless travel on National Highways and to make all National Highways free of railway level crossings by 2019. . 208 Railway Over Bridges (ROB)/Railway Under Bridges (RUB) will be built at the level crossings at a cost of Rs. 20,800 crore as part of the programme Also, about 1500 old and worn down bridges will also be improved by replacement/widening/strengthening in a phased manner at a cost of about Rs. 30,000 crore.
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