ITI costing Rs 8 crore being set up in Srinagar

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Srinagar, Mar 23 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to set up an Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Zainakote on the outskirts of the summer capital.

The ITI, coming up over an area of 50 kanals would cost Rs 8 crore, Finance Minister and senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tariq Hameed Karra announced there.

Mr Karra said the centre would comprise three blocks and have accommodation for 400 trainees.

Training in crafts and skills would be provided Mr Karra said and added that the facility of primary health centre and playground besides mosque would also be made available in the ITI complex.

Mr Karra inspected the proposed land for playground at Malabagh Shoru (Dargah), which is being developed on 22 kanals of land and, Rs 40 lakh were proposed for it.

He announced Rs 10 lakh on the spot in the first phase for development of the playground.

Later, addressing a public meeting there he said the present coalition government has taken decisions for ensuring sustainable and equitable development of all the three regions of the state.

He said what the previous National Conference (NC) governments could not do in 30 years, the present government did that just five years.

Numerous welfare projects are under execution, which on completion, would change the development scenario in the state, he added.

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