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Last Updated : 12-08-2020

Initiatives in the North East and LWE Regions

Skill Development in 47 Districts Affected by Left Wing Extremism

The scheme envisages creation of Skill Development infrastructure closer to the people of left wing extremism (LWE) affected districts. As advised by MHA, 13 new LWE districts have been added and the revised scheme now covers 47 LWE Districts in 10 States. The revised cost of the scheme is Rs 407.85 crore with duration of implementation upto 31 March 2020.

The revised scheme interalia, envisages creation of infrastructure for 47 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) @ one ITI per district. Creation of infrastructure for 68 Skill Development Centres (SDCs) @ 2 SDCs per districts, which were part of the pre-revised scheme, will be continued to be supported, only where construction work has been started. Establishment of SDCs in added 13 districts in the revised scheme has not been taken up. In addition to that, funding to 47 Institute Management Committee (IMC) @ Rs. 1.00 crore/ IMC in 47 ITIs established under the scheme is supported. So far central share of Rs.206.08 crore out of total central share allocation of Rs.319.56 crore has been released to 10 states under the scheme.

The state wise details of districts covered under the scheme “Skill Development in 47 Districts Affected by Left Wing Extremism” pdfDownload

Enhancing Skill Development Infrastructure in North Eastern States and Sikkim

The scheme envisages to enhance the existing infrastructure of skill development in North Eastern States. The scheme is aimed for:

  • Upgradation of 22 ITIs by introducing three new trades per ITI with 100% Central funding;
  • Supplementing infrastructure deficiencies in 28 ITIs by constructing new hostel, boundary wall and supplementing old and obsolete tools and equipment with 100% Central funding; and
  • Establishment of 34 new ITIs in 8 North Eastern States with 90% Central and 10% State funding.
  • The total cost of the scheme is Rs. 420.24 crore. The duration of the scheme is upto 31st March, 2020. So for central share of Rs. 183.77 crore out of total central allocation of Rs. 385.97 crore has been released to eight States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura & Sikkim.