Dantewada Model

Dantewada district has been highly affected over the past several years due to Left Wing Extremism (LWE). As a result:-
  • Low literacy rate of 33.2% 
  • Inadequate essential services
  • Limited livelihood opportunities
  • The Livelihood College was initiated in the month of October 2011
Livelihood College Dantewada
Major Convergence Schemes
Skill Development Training through convergence of Central and State Govt. Skill Development schemes

Training Courses at Dantewada

Tailor (Basic Sewing Operator)


Industrial sewing Machine

Basic Welding Training

Basic Electrical Training

Diesel Pump Mechanic

Driver cum Mechanic


Spoken English and Communication Skills

Soft Toy

Computer Fundamentals/Hardware

Cultivation of Vegetable

Assistant Mason

Sales Person Retail

Skill Development Mechanism



Year Wise Growth Chart

No of trainees:-



2011-12 – 1019 Trainees

2012-13 – 1414 Trainees

2013- 14 – 1719 Trainees

2014-15 – 2200 Trainees Projected (Till Date – 1178 Trainees)

















Success Story – Women Empowerment 


Yogeshwari Dhaneria


Yogeshwari is from Kanker. She hails from a BPL family. After completing class 12th, she joined Livelihood College for skill development in Retail Sector. Now she is working as a Sales Executive in Varya – A well known Boutique in Jagdalpur. She is an inspiration to other girls of the locality.








Ramesh Kattam

Ramesh is from Konta, highly LWE affected village.  Instead of joining Naxalism, he preferred to join at Livelihood College, Dantewada.  He took skill development training in Hospitality Sector. At present he is working with GT Star, a premium hotel in Raipur. Now he is successfully contributing to his family who are engaged in MFP (Minor Forest Produce) collections.