Centre allocates Rs.360 crore for special initiative for North-East; 2.5 lakh students to benefit
Centre has launched a ‘special’ skill development initiative for the North-East to create a robust skill-centric and industry-ready ecosystem in the region.
The government has earmarked a fund of Rs.360 crore to facilitate inclusive development, nurture entrepreneurial talent, and propel the socio-economic growth of the region.
Launching the initiative in the national capital, Union Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said as many as 2.5 lakhs youth of the NE region will be provided with industry-relevant skill training program through a wide array of schemes and initiatives.
Pradhan said that the program will create “unprecedented” skilling opportunities for the youth in line with their interest areas and lead to unlocking their potential.
Lauding the initiative, Union Minister for Development Of North Eastern Region (DoNER) G Kishan Reddy said that the initiative will benefit more than 2.5 lakh youth in phase one, which will make them job ready for domestic as well as international markets. “This is yet another endeavour of the Narendra Modi government to make the NER the engine of growth.”
[With Inputs from IANS]
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