Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Labour Minister B.N. Bacche Gowda on Wednesday said the Government was contemplating opening industrial training institutes in every taluk of the State. The move, Mr. Gowda said, would benefit poor students from rural background to get employment in industries.

Speaking at a felicitation programme organised by the Parijatha Syndicate, a Kannada news network here, the Minister said financial support for opening new ITIs is likely to be made in the coming budget. “There are about 11,000 industries in the State. Every year, nearly 36,000 students come out of ITIs and all of them get employed. It is 100 per cent job-oriented and affordable course to the poor students. Having ITIs in every taluk will help rural students,” he said.

Mr. Gowda said his department was facing several problems. It requires deep study to understand the department’s activities. “Since assuming office I have been receiving complaints on labour problems from various organisations. We will try to sort out the problems after studying the activities of the department,” he added. Commissioner, Information Department, K.V.R. Tagore, Karnataka State Government Employees’ Association President L. Byrappa and Parijatha President Nandidurga Balu Gowda were present.