The government will help educated ST youths to train for careers such as Air Hostess, Cabin Crew, Hotel Management staff or Customer Care staff.
The scheme will start this year, to be implemented by the Tribal Welfare Department.
The training will be of one-year duration, and government will spend Rs one lakh per candidate, which would cover expenses on accommodation, food, uniform and study material.
A hundred candidates each will be selected from Thane, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad and Nagpur districts. They would be also helped with finding jobs.
In 2006-07, Rs one crore had been allocated by the Centre for training the tribal youths as air-hostess and for other related careers. Accordingly, 100 tribal students were trained at air hostess academy in Pune, of which 34 girls and three boys got jobs.
The Centre has now decided to discontinue the initiative, which would be taken up by the state government.