Sofi (Punjab) : Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said the Centre has approved setting up of 1,000 skill development centres in the state and nearly 5 lakh youth will be imparted training every year there.
After laying the foundation stone of an ITI at Sofi village, with Union Minister for State Vijay Sampla in attendance, he said Punjab would be a “major gainer” under ‘Skill India’ programme initiated by Prime Minister Narendra.
Sukhbir announced all banks would provide loans at low interest rate upto Rs 10 lakh to the trainees and entrepreneurs to start their units.
Technical Education Minister Madan Mohan Mittal said the ITI construction would be completed within a year at a cost of Rs 13.85 crore and classes would start from next academic session.
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