Centre provides Rs 22.5 crore for quality education

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Shimla, May 15 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Technical Education Minister Narender Bragta today said the state government was taking effective steps to improve quality of education for which the Centre had provided a sum of Rs 22.5 crore.

The Centre has provided a sum of Rs 22.5 crore to the state government under Public Private Participation (PPP) for upgrading nine ITIs in the state during the current year, he said in a release here.

Mr Bragta said a sum of Rs 2.5 crore would be spent over providing quality education and upgrading of each ITI.

He said that in order to make technical education employment oriented, vocational courses and new trades would be started to fulfill the demand of skilled persons in industries.

He said the land identifying process for setting up of IIT in Mandi district would be given final shape and a proposal would be sent to Central Government for approval soon.

Mr Bragta said 147 new posts had been created in technical education department to strengthen the department and recruitment process was in progress.

The state government has made a provision of Rs 220 lakh this year to purchase latest equipment and provide modren facilities to the students of 77 Industrial Training Institutes," he said.

He said a proposal had been sent to the Centre for upgradation of four ITIs during this year and added that a proposal for upgradation of nine more ITIs would be sent to Centre after getting approval from State Steering Committee.

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