Aizawl, Nov 8: Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Saturday laid the foundation stone for construction of ‘Skill Development Training Centre’ under Industries Department at Chanmari-I in Lunglei. Industries Parliamentary Secretary Joseph Lalhimpuia, Lunglei HPC Vice-Chairman S.Laldingliana, ZENICS Chairman Chalrosanga Ralte, Planning Secretary Dr.C.Vanlalramsanga and Lunglei District Heads of Departments were present on the occasion.
Rs. 243.92 lakh is estimated for the construction of the Centre and Rs. 85 lakh has been kept ready now to start the construction.
As per plan, the Centre will begin with Weaving Training Centre and Tailoring Training Centre to be followed by other training centres for skill development.
Way back in 1948, ‘Handloom Weaving Training Centre’ was set at the site where Skill Development Training Centre would be set up now but was discontinued as the building worn out after successful operation for years.
Later, Industries Department began to take initiative through Bamboo Development Agency (BDA) and under ASIDE Scheme to set up ‘Skill Development Training Centre’.
Speaking on the occasion, CM said that the state government shall continue to put effort more and more towards skill development given the decreasing trend of government jobs for the youth.
The Skill Development Centre to come up in Lunglei is also hoped to cater the need of the youth in the district, he said.
Chief Minister said on the occasion that upgrading ITIs and Polytechnics, robust effort in Science & Technology, setting up of Food Processing Plants, Handloom and Handicrafts Industry, Handloom Export Facilitation Hub, Horticulture College in Thenzawl, and exploration of natural resources, and enhancing border trade are the areas in which the government plans to work so as to bring good change to the world of the Mizos.
Despite CAG Report suggesting scrap of those Cooperatives in Mizoram buy gabapentin cheap which are without revenue, the state government but feels concern for the workers under such Cooperatives, and big Companies are approached for the cooperatives to operate in PPP mode, CM mentioned.
Saying that the government is taking all possible steps in different areas for the future of the youth, Chief Minister called for the cooperation of parents and the society.
He also called for introspection of the people across the State as to why not the Mizos too while other communities living in Mizoram could earn enough for their families.
Also speaking on the occasion, Joseph Lalhimpuia said Industries Department is taking all possible measures for bringing about a good change.
Under NLUP, 29 Industry Trades are allocated for Lunglei District and there are 18,347 beneficiaries taking up such trades, he said.
Joseph Lalhimpuia mentioned that in the 1st Phase- Rs.1,54,79,400/- and in the 2nd Phase- Rs.82,62,400/- have been given and in the 3rd & 4th Phase too, Rs.1,52,04,400 have been disbursed so far and the sanction for the remaining Rs.1,79,20,000 has been done.
Joseph Lalhimpuia also said that following the ‘Block Cluster Development’ promise of Union Minister of State and Union Secretary for Textiles during their visit last August, 7 proposals of the Mizoram government have been accepted now.
Further, for first instalment Rs. 447 lakhs out of the total estimate Rs. 19.00 Crore for the cost of the Project is expected within this year, he added.
Along with this, ‘Integrated Skill Development Scheme’ a project to give training to 1130 weavers is also carried on, the total cost of which Rs. 112.40 lakhs has been approved by the Central government and 1st Installment- Rs. 38.36 lakhs has been received with which training is being given in Thenzawl and Sawleng.