MSDE formulated scheme “Skill development in 34 districts” for Naxal hit districts

Patna : Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has formulated a scheme titled “Skill development in 34 districts” including six in Bihar and 10 in Jharkhand naxal hit districts.

The minister (independent charge) Rajiv Pratap Rudy while replying in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday said that under the scheme, 68 skill development centres (SDCs) at the rate of two SDCs per district and 34 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) have been approved for 34 districts.

In Bihar six districts namely – Gaya, Aurangabad, Jamui, Rohtas, Jehanabad and Arwal have been identified by the MHA in which a sum of Rs 20.32 crore has been released. Similarly in Jharkhand 10 districts have been identified.

A press release issued by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) on Wednesday said that the physical targets set per district are: construction of one ITI and 2 SDCs, training of 160 youths in various skill training programmes, operation of all these institutes under state governments.

Five ITIs out of total 34 and Ten SDCs out of total 68 have been established under the scheme in Odisha state. They are operational at present and have admitted first batch of trainees. Employability of trainees arises after successful completion of training, the release said.

The districts worst affected by LWE have been identified by the ministry of home affairs and have been included in the scheme.The scheme is implemented by Directorate General of Training (DGT), MSDE in close collaboration with the concerned state governments. The officers of DGT hold regular review meetings and follow-up action is taken accordingly, the PIB release said.

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