The Odishan temples dating back to 8th century shows the heritage of fine skill and an appetite for skill development amongst common mass in Odisha. In recent times, in Odisha, the first ITI was setup in the year 1942 Late Biju Patnaik the architect of new Odisha had setup Panchayat Industries at the grass roots in 1960s to provide people, a direct exposure and training.

ORMAS, Panchayati Raj Department, Govt. of Odisha, has been implementing placement linked Skill Development Program since 2010. Because of its innovative implementation and adoption of new strategies, best practices, it has received the coveted certificate of excellence as the “Best Skill Development State” from Europe India Foundation Paris. Govt. of India too has recognized the efforts of Odisha and has place Odisha as the No.1 State in Skill Development in India.

Odisha has a chain of firsts, and one such first is “Mission 20” which is mobilizing strategy at the grass root level for identifying the right candidates for training under DDU-GKY. This involves grass root functionaries under OLM and as well as PRIs Members. ORMAS runs a robust IEC campaign across Print, Electronic mass media and also Folk and Reminder Media and has dedicated officials to execute, guide and oversee the candidates selection, mobilization, counseling and tracking the process amongst rural youth for this skill development program.

The Skill Development training starts at the well equipped training centres (230) run by our 80 Training Partners having state of the art facilities for residential training for boys and girls—After a minimum of two months rigorous hands on training in domain and soft skills, the candidates are put in “On Job Training” in industry. Starting from Training the Trainers (by Australian Skill Development) to scouting Champion Employers, at every stage ORMAS supports, assists and provides hand holding to the Development Partners. Customized training for employers are also welcome.

Under the umbrella of Odisa Skill Development Authority, in a mission mode ORMAS, OSEM, Directorate of Tech Education, the dept. of SC & ST Development are making continuous efforts to innovate and improve their skill development process in producing quality and industry ready “Skilled-in-Odisha” work force.


  • Skill development programme by Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
  • Focused on Rural Poor youth to provide them skill training and provide them placement in various industries with salary ranging from Rs. 6,000/- pm to Rs. 25,000/- pm
  • DDU-GKY in Odisha is implemented by Odisha Rural development and Marketing Society {ORMAS}, Panchayati Raj Dept., Government of Odisha.
  • Odisha has contributed 20% of the total training achievements in the Country for the year 2016-17 under DDU-GKY
  • Odisha has 109 out of 564 projects in the Country under DDU-GKY
Training Achievement-2016-17
Projects under DDU-GKY
Achievements in DDU-GKY

Currentyly implemented in all over the State, impacting youth from all 30 Districts & 314 Blocks

Achievement in DDU-GKY Achievement in DDU-GKY
What we do in DDU-GKY

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