New Delhi : Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy today met Nagaland State Advisor for the Department of Treasuries and Accounts, Dr TM Lotha.
Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, through a press note, informed that the number of new Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) to be established in Nagaland has been proposed to be revised to 4, compared to 2 earlier. There are no ITIs in two districts of Nagaland: Longleng and Kiphire. On the proposal for new ITIs, the Union Minister said that his ministry will take steps to establish two additional ITIs there.
They also discussed the progress of work in the state of Nagaland under the ‘Enhancing Skill Development Infrastructure in the NE States & Sikkim’ and other schemes under skill development mission.
They also deliberated on the current ground situation of setting up of skill development institutions in Nagaland. Two ITIs are covered under up-gradation and five ITIs are covered under Supplementing Deficient Infrastructure in Nagaland. An amount of Rs. 1149.47 Lakhs has been released for this purpose. Dimapur and Peren are the two ITIs covered under the scheme. A total Rs 788.50 lakh fund has been released for the establishment of these 2 new ITIs.
It may be recalled that the “Enhancing Skill Development Infrastructure in NE States & Sikkim” scheme was formulated in February 2010 at a total cost of Rs. 57.39 crore.
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