28 new ITIs to come up in northeast

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Seven northeastern states, including Assam, have proposed setting up 28 new Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the region, parliament was informed Monday.

The northeast now has 71 ITIs, affiliated to the National Council of Vocational Training, Minister of State for Labour and Employment K. Suresh said in a statement in the Lok Sabha.

He added that no unemployment benefit programmes for educated tribal youths of the northeastern region had been taken up as the “government of India is not in favour of such unemployment doles.

“However, the government has been imparting them skills to make them employable.”

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