New Delhi: Government will set up 1500 new Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in blocks where there are none at present, Labour and Employment Minister Oscar Fernandes told Rajya Sabha today.
Replying to supplementaries during the Question Hour, he said the Government has taken up establishing ITIs in those blocks where such institutes do not exist now. He said 5000 skill development centres will also be set up on priority.
Fernandes said 300 ITIs will be approved by the month-end on top of a similar number sanctioned recently.
About 100 applications for ITIs are currently pending with the Government.
In addition, 100 ITIs will be upgraded with Government funds and another 400 through World Bank assistance. After that, 1396 ITIs would be upgraded through assistance from financial institutions, he said.