Chennai: Announcing various initiatives for the
labour sector, Tamil Nadu government Thursday allocated about Rs 20 crore, including Rs 40 lakh towards establishing an institute to create trainers and create a Tamil Nadu Skill
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa allocated Rs 20.20 crore for this purpose while recognising the fact that labour development was key to economic growth, a government release here said.
Around 50,000 unemployed youth and students of Government
and aided Arts and Sciences Colleges will be covered under
different skill development and softskill training programmes,
the release said.
Further, a training centre `of international standards`
will be constructed with private participation to impart
training in areas pertaining to air and shipping industries
and the manufacturing sector, it said.
Jayalalithaa also announced increasing monthly financial
assistance from Rs 250 to Rs 500 for former child labourers
now pursuing education, which will benefit 317 persons and
incur a sum of Rs 19.02 lakh on the government, the release
said, adding these measures would help in developing the
state`s human resources.