Punjab likely to set up 50 colleges, 2,000 centres for women under Skill India mission

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Punjab Government has taken the decision that it will start 50 skill-training colleges and 2,000 centres at village level for girls to hone their skills under Skill India Mission.

To discuss about this, a meeting was held by the Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal. Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and state cabinet ministers Bikram Singh Majithia, Sikander Singh Maluka and Surjit Singh Rakhra among others attended the meeting.

Mr.Badal declared that Panjab University, Punjabi University and Guru Nanak Dev University will govern these colleges. The colleges will be set up at a cost of Rs 20 lakhs each. It will help 6,000 students to launch their start-ups, self-employment ventures or setup their own units to become entrepreneurs and job providers.

The state government has decided to chalk out short term courses, ranging from one month to three months duration. The state universities would design such courses/training programmes in consultation with the departments of Industry and Commerce, Technical Education and Industrial Training, Labour, Agriculture and Food Processing.

This will help unemployed girls to become self-reliant by establishing their own shops/units, leading to the empowerment of rural women in the state.

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