Bhubaneswar, Oct 30 (UNI) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said here today that the large and medium industries should take inititiatives to establish Industrial Training Centres (ITC) with focus on quality and modern industrial practices to upscale the technical education sector in the state.
Presiding over a review meeting, the Chief Minister said, the companies in steel and aluminium sector who have signed the MoU with the government must promote at least 100 ITCs.
Mr Patnaik said Public private partnership route should be adopted to create ITCs in less attractie locations to encourage new proposals and suggested that that the government should engage an expert as advisor to prepare a detail roadmap for time bound sector promotion.
Last year, Mr Patnaik had advised for setting up of at least one Industrial Training Institute (ITI) or Industrial Training Centre (ITC) in each of the 314 block of the state to usher in balananced socio-economic growth.
At present the state has 239 ITIs and ITCs spread over 86 blocks.
Recently the government had recommended the centre 134 proposals for approval for setting up of ITCs in various parts of the state. The new proposals would add ITI capacity to 52 new blocks, an official source said here today.