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March 24, 2018

Haryana Government increased skill development budget outlay by 43 percent

Chandigarh : Giving priority to generation of employment in the state, the Haryana Government has increased the outlay for the Skill Development and Industrial Training Department in 2018-19 to Rs  657.94 crore, which is 43.43 per cent more than Rs 458.71 crore provided in 2017-18.

Presenting his Budget proposals in the State Assembly, Capt Abhimanyu said on the pattern of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana for skill development of the youth, “Haryana Skill Development Mission” has been launched with the target to impart training to 1.15 lakh youth during 2018-19.

He said that the Government plans to establish 20 Government industrial training institutes and upgrade 22 ITIs into model ITIs in next fiscal year. Referring to Saksham Yuva Yojana, he informed the House that till end-February 2018, 29,123 post-graduates and 19,947 graduates were approved for registration under the scheme.

Out of them, in February, 2018, total 10,106 (post-graduate) and 4,877 (graduate) “Saksham Yuva” have been deployed for honorary work in different departments.

Apart from this, apprenticeship has been introduced in all Government and state public sector undertakings and it is hoped that the state will be able to engage 15,000 apprentices in government / semi Government establishments by June 2018, he added.

For education sector, the State Government has allocated Rs 13,978.22 crore for 2018-19 against the revised budget provision in 2017-18 of Rs  12,606.08 crore, showing an increase of 10.9 per cent. “Since it is the quality of education that matters, the Government is focussing on providing employable and quality education to our youth to make them patriotic, healthy, skilled, and a national asset, said the Finance Minister.

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