Chandigarh- Dec 31 : Haryana Government has formulated a scheme for setting up seven new Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and expanding four existing ITIs in the Mewat area so as to make available 5,000 seats to the students of this area.
While stating this here on Friday, a spokesman of the Industrial Training and Vocational Education Department said that a grant of Rs 100 crore had been sanctioned by the 13th Finance Commission for expansion of Industrial Training facility in Mewat area.
He said that nine new ITIs had been started in the State during 2010. One new Scheduled Castes wing had also been started to impart training to SC students, besides completing the expansion of five ITIs during this period. The seating capacity of Government ITIs had been increased from 27,792 to 31,416 during this period, he added.
He said that the approval of the State Government had been obtained for the setting up of an ITI for students belonging to minority community at village Odhan in Sirsa district. A grant of Rs 4.5 crore would be received from Union Ministry of Minority Affairs for this ITI. The post- matric scholarship scheme had also been started for the students belonging to minorities.
He said that the buildings of four new ITIs at village Chhara, Gudha, Kiloi and Balsmand had been completed, besides completing the construction of buildings of 11 new SC wings at Adampur, Hansi, Narwana, Kurukshetra, Kalka, Bitna, Hassangarh, Meham, Gohana, Narnaul, Panipat and Ganaur during last year.
He said that 21 ITIs were adopted by eight industries for up-gradation under Public Private Partnership (PPP) project. Rs 20 crore have been released by Government of India as interest free loan to eight IMC societies of ITIs under the project titled “Up-gradation of 1396 Government ITIs through PPP.” As many as 20 ITIs had been converted into societies to provide them administrative, financial and functional autonomy. The machinery equipments and furniture worth Rs 35.92 crore were also purchased during this year.