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Centre to invest Rs 6000 crore to improve quality of ITIs

Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde said the Centre was forced to de-affiliate around 400 ITIs due to their poor quality.

india Updated: Oct 25, 2017 15:17 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Shillong
Anant Kumar Hegde,World Bank,Industrial Training Institutes
The Industrial Training Institute at Khed, Maharashtra.(File Photo)

Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde on Wednesday said the Centre will invest Rs 6000 crore in association with the World Bank to improve the quality of the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the country.

The Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said the Centre wants to take these ITIs to every community and rural development block in the country

“To strengthen these ITI’s we have started a new scheme with an investment of around 6000 crore in coordination with World Bank to improve quality of some institution which are performing good. In rural areas also we are planning to take ITIs there,” he told PTI at the sideline of an inspection of the ITI centre here.

Hegde said the Centre was forced to de-affiliate around 400 ITIs due to their poor and deteriorating quality.

“It has come to my knowledge that ITI quality is substandard, we were forced to disaffiliate few ITIs since the quality is not good,” he said.

The Union minister was here to take stock of functioning of various ITIs and also took feedback from the people about the functioning of these institutes in the state besides other skill development institute in the region.

The Skill Development Ministry has begun monitoring the ITIs with a view to maintaining their quality standards and also introduced voluntary self grading by the institutes.

First Published: Oct 25, 2017 15:17 IST