UP: Government to upgrade ITIs with Rs 4,000 crores

Yogi Adityanath

Aimed at improving learning in Government ITIs as well as their placement outcomes, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced to upgrade the ITIs at a cost of Rs 4,000 crores on Sunday.

While addressing a press meet organised at Lok Bhawan, Kapil Dev Agrawal, minister of state (independent charge) vocational education and skill development, said that, “Soon, we will enter into an agreement with a private organisation for technology upgradation of ITIs. In the first phase, 50 ITIs have been selected. The ITIs will be upgraded at a cost of Rs 4,000 crores.”

Additionally, centres will be started in secondary education schools to hone the employment skills of students along with imparting them education. For this, two colleges in every district and as many as 150 colleges across the state have been selected, he informed.

While listing the achievements of the department on completion of the first 100 days of the second tenure of Yogi Government, Agrawal said, “10 new ITIs have been established through the private sector. In these, the training of the candidates will start from August. The construction of 15 new Government ITIs has been completed, which will soon be inaugurated.”

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Furthermore, he informed that, to ensure career opportunities and practical training for the youth, about 10 thousand youth have been linked with apprenticeships in a hundred days. Nearly 50,000 youth have been given employment against the target of 25,000 youth. Besides, we have also made changes to our course and have made it more suitable for our youth to fit into the industry.

He said that in the financial year 2022-23, we have identified 29 sectors, in which more than 2 lakh youth will be trained. In this, about 10,000 youth will be trained in aviation, and 33,021 youth in health, among others. “The government has planned to promote usage of drones in farming and agriculture, for this, we will also begin training for operation of drones which will help crop growers,” he concluded.