Considering the requirement of skilled manpower in hospitality sector, the ministry of tourism has launched a special programme called 'Hunar Se Rojgar' for creation of employable skills amongst youth in the age group of 18 to 28 years who have passed the eighth standard and are from Naxal affected areas. This information was given by Minister of State for Tourism Sultan Ahmed in a written reply to question in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. This programme aims to provide skills training of 6 and 8 weeks duration in hospitality related subjects like Food Production, Food and Beverage services etc. The programme is being conducted by the Institutes of Hotel Management and Food Craft Institutes sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism and by the governments of states and union territories through identified Institutes having adequate infrastructure for hospitality education. A Central Financial Assistance of Rs.52,86,500 lakhs was sanctioned to the government of Orissa under this programme in the year 2009-10.
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