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Centre allocates Rs eight crore to Haryana for ITI education

Written by: Staff

Chandigarh, May 18 (UNI) The Union government has sanctioned a sum of Rs eight crore for the upgradation of five Industrial Training Institutes (ITI's) in Haryana into centres of excellence.

These ITI's include those situated in Karnal, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Faridabad and Gurgaon.

Talking to a group of ITI students and teachers who called on him here yesterday. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that the Faridabad and Yamuna Nagar ITIs had been selected for production and manufacturing. The ITI at Gurgaon had been selected for automobile, Ambala for instrumentation and Karnal for leather goods and footwear.

He said that this step would further help in providing qualitative education to the students and more avenues of employment would be generated. He said that such conducive environment would be created by setting up of more industries in the state so that ample employment opportunities could be provided to the youth.

Mr Hooda assured that the interests of students and teachers of ITIs in the state would be safeguarded and re-iterated that there would be no privatisation of the ITI's. He said that the government had also decided that no outdated trade would be closed down in any of the ITI's without the approval of the government.

Mr Hooda said that the budget of the ITI's had been increased from Rs 20 crore to Rs 38 crore during the current financial year with a view to provide better facilities, equipments and machineries in the institutes.


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