Capacity building, particullarly among youth and women, has been at the core of priorities of the AB model. The focus of the special programs lunched for the benefit of the weaker sections of society, especially the Scheduled Castes and Tribes, in the year of SC-STs was empowerment of the downtrodden through capacity building. Traning was imparted to them in areas as vastly different as agriculture and computer science and a series of innovative programs were introduced for their betterment through skill upgradation. The Dhanwantari Kendras focused on training youth in ancillary services related to healthcare. Annapurana Society focused on capacity building among women and Nirmithi Kendras did pioneering work in capacity building in the field of Housing and Habitat development. Trining for a living was introduced to wean away women from undesirable ocupations and rehabilitate them in society. Most of the AB model initiatives in capacity building were done through convergence of various departmental schemes of the government. This model has gained wide popularity and acceptance all around india today.