Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde has said that the Centre will invest Rs 6000 crore to improve the quality of the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the country. The investment will be made in association with the World Bank.
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 ITIs 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 in Shillong.
Hegde said the Centre was forced to de-affiliate around 400 ITIs due to their poor and deteriorating quality.
The union minister was in Shillong 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 institutes 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.
(With inputs from PTI)