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Rs 1149.47 lakh for IT projects in Nagaland

By EMN Updated: May 03, 2017 12:07 am
Dr TM Lotha with Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Dimapur, May 2 (EMN): Rajiv Pratap Rudy, minister of state (in-charge), skill development and entrepreneurship, government of India on Tuesday met Dr TM Lotha, advisor to the department of Treasuries and Accounts, Relief and Rehabilitation, government of Nagaland and discussed the progress of work in Nagaland under the scheme “Enhancing Skill Development Infrastructure in NE States & Sikkim” and other schemes under skill development mission. This was informed through a press release from the office of Rudy, issued on Tuesday. They also discussed about the current on ground situation of setting up of skill development institutions in Nagaland, it stated.
“Two ITIs are covered under up-gradation and five ITIs are covered under Supplementing Deficient Infrastructure in Nagaland. An amount of Rs 1149.47 lakh has been released for this purpose. Dimapur and Peren are the two ITIs covered under the scheme. Total Rs 788.50 lakh fund has been released for establishment of these 2 new ITIs,” it informed.
According to the statement, there are no ITIs in two districts of Nagaland: Longleng and Kiphire. “Hence, the number of new ITIs to be established in Nagaland has been proposed to be revised to 4, compared to 2 earlier. On the proposal on new ITIs, minister said that its ministry will take step to establish two additional ITIs there.
“It should be recalled that ‘Enhancing Skill Development Infrastructure in NE States & Sikkim’ scheme was formulated in February 2010 at a total cost of Rs 57.39 crore. At that time, 20 existing ITIs were covered for up-gradation (introduction of 3 new trades per ITI) and 28 existing ITIs were covered for Supplementing Deficient Infrastructure (construction of new hostel, boundary wall and supplementing old and obsolete tools and equipment of 3 trades in each ITIs).
“In 2014, a new component ‘Establishment of 14 new ITIs’ at a cost of Rs 6.22 crore per ITI were introduced and further revised in 2015 for establishment of 22 new ITIs @ Rs 9.50 crore per ITI,” the statement informed.

By EMN Updated: May 03, 2017 12:07:25 am