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Bihar plans reduce BPL lines through skill development trainings

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With the primary aim to lift people of Bihar above poverty line, Bihar government has planned to promote skills development of one crore people across different domain over next five years. This target was announced by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in a recent meeting.

As said during the meeting, a skilled labourer will be paid a minimum amount of Rs 500 per day. On working for 24 days in a month, he would earn Rs 12, 000, thus lifting his category above poverty line.

The skill development trainings would be planned through industrial training institutions and the state government would set up a human resource development mission under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister of the state. Till day, 12 women ITIs are functional across nine subdivisions of Bihar. Also, there are 59 government industrial training centres and 459 non-governmental institutions in the state. The state also plans to establish 10 lakh women self help groups in the coming years, with a target of 1 lakh such groups already in place.

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