1. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY)
  2. Konyak Community

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY)

  • The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) announced the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) Antyodaya Diwas, on 25th September 2014. DDU-GKY is a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM).
  • It is a nationwide placement-linked skill training program.
  • The program is currently being implemented in 27 States and 3 UT

Focus Rural youth between the ages of 15 and 35 years from poor families.


  • To add diversity to the incomes of rural poor families and cater to the career aspirations of rural youth.

Konyak Community

  • The Konyak are a Naga people and are recognised among other Naga by their tattoos, which they have all over their face and hand.
    • The facial tattoos were earned for taking an enemy's head.
  • They have the largest population among the Nagas.
  • The Konyaks can be found in the Mon district of Nagaland, India and in Myanmar, in the Tirap and Changlang districts of Arunachal.
  • The Konyak language belongs to the Northern Naga sub-branch of the Sal subfamily of Sino-Tibetan.


  • They are known as headhunters of North East India.
  • In the recent past, they were known as war loving and often attacked nearby villages of other tribes taking the heads of opposing warriors as trophies to hang in the Morong (a communal house).
  • The number of heads indicated the power of a warrior and the tribe and became a collective totem.



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