Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas

An employment-linked Skill Development Program of the Govt of India


The Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEPMA) is a Government of India Society forming part of Department of Municipal Administration & Urban Development. It was launched on 1st September 2007 by the then UPA Chairperson. Every state sets up its own chapter of MEPMA.

The objective of MEPMA is to promote, strengthen and nurture self-sustainable institutions of the poor and through them, address all poverty issues like access to credit, financial freedom, health, disability and vulnerability.

SSDH – Training Partner for MEPMA Telangana

School of Skills Development in Hospitality, Gurugram (SSDH) is an approved Training Provider for the Govt project of MEPMA for the State of Telangana.

SSDH is training students from Telangana in hospitality courses and ensuring job placement on completion of the training program. Students shall also be awarded a certificate from the Government of India on completion of the program.

MEPMA – Program Details

Course Duration:

  1. Food & Beverage Service Steward – 45 clear days of training of 8 hours each day

Fees Structure:

Completely FREE for students (Govt pays for it under the scheme)

Residential Option:

Students from State of Telangana will be provided free travel and free-of-cost accommodation for the duration of the program.

Minimum Qualification:

  1. Student should be 10th / 12th Pass and 18 years of age
  2. Willingness to work in hotel & hospitality industry post training

Documents Needed:

  1. Valid Adhaar Number
  2. Adhaar seeded Bank Account

On completion:

Students are awarded a skill certificate from the Government of India. SSDH facilitates job placement for students in hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality companies.

Total Target: 1000 Students in 2 years