Haryana Industries Minister Lachhman Das Arora said a special drive had been launched in the state for the repair of ITI buildings through Public Works (Building and Roads) Department.
He said with a view to providing modern equipment and machinery to the students, a sum of Rs 14.60 crore had been spent during the last year.
Mr Arora said ten ITIs located at Yamunanagar, Faridabad, Karnal, Ambala City, Gurgaon, Rohtak, Narwana, Sirsa, Hisar and Rewari were being upgraded as centres of excellence during the current financial year.
A number of new trades were being started in these ITIs including production and manufacturing, leather goods and footwear, instrumentation, automobiles, refrigeration and air conditioning trades.
He said close interaction with the industries and eminent institutes was being maintained and for this purpose a Managing Committee had been constituted for ten ITIs at Gurgaon, Faridabad, Karnal, Ambala, Sonepat, Yamunanagar, Nagina, Rohtak, Hisar and Bahadurgarh in which due representation had been given to the representatives of industries.
Similarly, for Narwana, Rewari and Sirsa ITIs, Managing Committees were being constructed.
He said the intake capacity of ITIs, including women, was 15,572 and intake capacity of vocational education institutes was 16,353.