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Five ITIs to be upgraded

Patna: Five Industrial Training Institutes in Bihar would be upgraded as centres of excellence for technical education through public-private partnership, officials said on Tuesday.

These are at Bettiah in West Champaran, Supaul and Birpur in Supaul, Hathua in Gopalganj and Ghoghardiha in Madhubani district through the PPP model, they said. The State Labour department had already accepted a proposal from West Tower Private Ltd for upgrading the ITI at Bettiah. The proposal would be sent to the government for approval.

Bihar has to upgrade altogether 23 such institutes out of 1396 ITIs being upgraded through PPP model in the country. The Centre would provide an interest free loan of Rs 2.5 crore to each of the ITIs management.-- PTI