The Union HRD Minister, M. Pallam Raju, has given his word that 50 crore youth will be trained by the end of 2025, so that they become proficient and be able to attain employment in different work sectors.
The youths who are enrolled in ITIs, polytechnic and other vocational streams in India shall be given training which will enable them to be prepared for the job and related skills, said Raju. The training will be a part of the previous year launched Prime Minister Skill development mission.
Raju said about the training during the foundation stone laying event for the construction of Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) at Kakinada which is situated 60 km far from Andhra Pradesh's east Godavari district.
Set up of 20 IIT’s in the India has been approved the union government out of which 3 are to be established in Andhra Pradesh. The other 2 IIT’s of the state are located at Hyderabad and Chittoor.
IT sector in Andhra Pradesh has developed a lot and will be soon on its booming phase. To provide aid for the further progress the IIITs may act as an aid in offering infotechnology education to a large number of students. This will cover to benefit Coastal Andhra population as well.
Raju also brought up the impact of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, which have led 25 crore children to get admission in various schools spread across India.
The IIIT at Kakinada will be set up covering an area of 100 acres which would approximately incur cost of around Rs180 crore.