Haryana government has set a target to impart skill training to 1.15 lakh youth during 2018-19. Stating this on Sunday, a spokesperson of the Skill Development and Industrial Training Department said that a sum of Rs 657.94 Crore would be spent for the financial year 2018-19, which is 43.43 percent higher than the previous financial year.

The spokesperson said that the department has a plan to establish 20 government Industrial Training Institutes (it is) during year 2018-19 at Village Jakhal in Fatehabad, Sikrona in Faridabad, Barana in Panipat, Indri in Karnal, Sehlang in Mahendergarh, Satnali in Mahendergarh, Musedpur in Gurugram, Hassanpur in Ambala, Nahoni in Ambala, Rai in Sonipat, Nachron in Yamunanagar, Maharaja Jassa Singh at Safidon in Jind, Alika in Sirsa, Khijrabad in Yamunanagar, Jakhandadi in Fatehabad, Khewra in Sonipat, Jiwan Nagar in Sirsa, Sisai in Hisar, Darsul Kalan in Fatehabad and Juan in Sonipat.

He said that in addition, 22 government ITIs would be upgraded namely Ambala City, Bhiwani, Khuddan, Kurukshetra, Mahendergarh, Nuh, Palwal, Panchkula, Panipat, Rewari, Sirsa, Sonipat, Tohana, Yamunanagar, Charkhi Dadri (Women), Faridabad (Women), Gurugram (Women), Hisar (Women), Jind (Women), Pundri (Women), Karnal (Women) and Rohtak (Women) into Model ITIs.

Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University was being set up at Dudhola in district Palwal. However, it has already started functioning from a temporary campus at Gurugram, he added.

The spokesperson said that the state government had reached out to the jobless with succour under the Saksham Yuva Yojana. Haryana has become the first State in the country which aims to provide hundred hours of paid work every month to the educated unemployed youth. He said that under the scheme, Rs 6,000 was being disbursed to eligible post-graduate and graduate candidates as an honorarium for 100 hours of work and Rs 3,000 to unemployed postgraduate and Rs 1,500 to graduate candidates as Unemployment Allowance.

He said that Haryana has recently got ‘Champion of Change’ title as the best state for engaging maximum number of apprentices per lakh. This has been made possible because of setting up of a dedicated apprenticeship promotion cell in the Skill Development and Industrial Training Department, the constitution of district apprenticeship committees in all districts and holding of regular Workshops with all stakeholders, he added.