Ramashish Rajak

Ramashish Rajak

Placed at:   West Singhbhum, Jharkhand

Education: BA (Honours) Economics from Jamshedpur Cooperative College, Ranchi University and Masters in Social Work, Delhi School of Social Work University of Delhi

Prior work experience:

  • Ramashis Rajak was an assistant manager in a co-operative project initiated by the National Dairy Development Board. His task was to create livelihood opportunities through animal husbandry, form SHGs at village level, procure milk directly from farmers and reduce the effect of middleman on milk pricing at village and also provide them with forward linkages. He has a total of five years experience working at the grassroots level in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

One key work during fellowship
Issue:

  • Huge numbers of educated youth were getting inclined to join Naxalism due to not having enough employment opportunities

What was done:

  • Visited the villages and organised focussed group discussion to assess the need of youths at village level
    Found that they needed employable skills to get employment
    Started two training centres in district on tiles fitting and apparel manufacturing and collaborated with three colleges to impart the training to youths in short term and long term trades

Impact:

  • 988 youths have been trained and placed in last two years and 1400 youths are under training. Further, 2000 selection is under progress
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