Khadi to establish national-level training institute

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Jalandhar, Sept 24 (UNI) To generate employment and self-reliance among rural youths, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has decided to set up a national-level training institute at Nasik in Maharashtra.

This was disclosed by KVIC chairperson Ms Kumud Joshi while talking to media persons during the three-day Khadi session being held at Adampur near here today.

She said in the proposed institute, syllabus and course material would be prepared by Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Management and Indira Gandhi Open University.

All the 100 trainining institutes run by KVIC would be connected with the principal institute by satelite, she said adding that nearly 15 to 16 short term as well as long term vocational training and other courses would be introduced in the beginning.

Those rural students who could not make it to premier institutes would be admitted in this institute, she added.

She also said that Union Government in principle has approved the setting up of the institute.

In the next five years, she said KVIC has set a target to provide employment to nearly 1.5 crore people through different schemes.

Under Rural Employement Generation Programme (REGP) scheme, basically designed to develop entrepreneurship and self-employment opportunities, would provide loan facilities from Rs 5 lakh to 25 lakh through nationalised banks, she said.

UNI

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