State seeks centre nod for ITI at Kutra in Sundargarh
BHUBANESWAR: The state government has requested Union minority affairs ministry to approve a revised project proposal for setting up five ITIs in minority-concentrated districts.
The ITIs would come up at Kotagarh and Daringbadi in Kandhamal, Kutra in Sundargarh, Cuttack and Bhadrak municipal areas.
Director, OBC, Ramesh Chandra Sai said the government submitted a detailed revised proposal under the 12th Five Year Plan during a recent video conference, following suggestion from the Centre to reduce the estimated cost of the proposed project.
“Earlier, the cost of each ITI was pegged at Rs 9.10 crore. It has now been reduced to Rs 5.32 crore,” he said and hoped to get the clearance by end of this month.
Sai said the government had earlier proposed to set up six ITIs in five districts. It was later revised to five. Rayagada collector was asked to submit a revised proposal for an ITI at Gunupur, he added.
In August, the government had urged the Centre to approve pending projects worth Rs 207 crore for welfare of minorities. These include Rs 42-crore skill development projects, besides drinking water facility and construction of classrooms in schools of minority-concentrated pockets, official sources said.
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