Chandigarh: Haryana Government, on Monday, has decided to provide technical education to 16 lakh students in the state, especially in backward areas like Mewat, in the next five years.
R P Chander, Principal Secretary, Industrial Training Department, said that the state government will spend about Rs 207 crores for providing technical education to the students. He also said that till now, the technical education is being provided to students in 78 Industrial Training Institutes (ITI), at various places in the state.
As per R P Chander statement, the state government is also planning to spend Rs 100 crore on setting up eight new ITIs and expansion of four ITIs. He also added that the development of skilled human capital is among the top priorities of the state government for which department is inspiring students towards training, incentives and self employment and it has yielded positive results.
Furthermore, Chander stated that all government and non-government ITIs have a capacity to provide technical education to about 52,000 students whereas with the setting up of these eight new ITIs, this capacity would be reach upto 60,000.