The Haryana government has pledged to provide industrial training to 16.75 lakh youths under the 12th Five-Year Plan.
Industrial training minister Geeta Bhukkal said on Wednesday that about two lakh unemployed youths would be trained through short-term or modular employable courses under the skill development initiative scheme based of the central government during the 12th Five Year Plan. The training will be given with the help of a network of government and private institutes registered as vocational training providers.
She said that the department will also increase the present training capacity by increasing the number of government Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) as well as private ITIs. Number of seats in these institutes will also be increased, she said, adding that R200 crore has been earmarked for skill development in the budget allocation for 2013-14.
The minister said that the government is planning to set up 18 new ITIs, out of which seven will come up in Mewat region and at least four of them will be for women.
Besides, the expansion of three government ITIs at Ujjina, Nagina and Ferozepur Jhirka with and investment of Rs 100 crore allocated under 13th Finance Commission recommendation is in progress. Training institutes for trainers are also proposed in the state, the minister said.