ITIs will be modernised: AP Minister

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Tirupati, Jan 2 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Law and Technical Education Minister R Chenga Reddy today said all the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the State will be modernised at a cost of Rs 2.50 crore each.

Inaugurating the fifth Regional Workshop for Principals of Polytechnics and ITIs here, he said the amount would be used for developing infrastructure, including procuring equipment, to meet the changing industrial needs.

The workshop would discuss various issues, including updating courses and equipment to train the students to meet challenges in the competitive world, Mr Reddy said.

To improve employment generation in rural areas, the Union and State Governments were giving preference to technical training, he said, adding that the government had provided nearly 1.98 lakh jobs during the last three years and targeted to provide ten lakh jobs in the next three years.

As part of providing jobs to rural youth under the Rajiv Udyoga Sree Scheme, he said the government had set up Jawahar Knowledge Centres to upgrade skills of the students.

The government would allocate more funds in the next budget for new ITIs and infrastructure develpment in the existing ITIs, he said.

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