Centre plans to set up 22 ITIs in NE
Union Government is mulling to set up 22 new industrial training institutes (ITIs) in the Northeastern region.
"Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has formulated a scheme titled 'Enhancing skill development infrastructure in NE states and Sikkim' to set up 22 new ITIs in the North Eastern region," said, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy in a wriiten reply to the Lok Sabha.
Rudy further informed that out of 22 new ITIs, five have been allocated to the State of Assam, ‘Arunachal Pradesh will have 4 ITIs, Tripura and Mizoram will have 3, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya will have 2 each and Sikkim will have 1 ITI.’
The cost of the establishment of the ITIs have also been defined. According to estimates, establishment of one ITI costs Rs 950 lakh, out of which Rs 855 lakh would be funded by the Centre, while the rest Rs 95 lakh would be provided by the State.