Govt notifies policy for skill development

Punjab government has notified a policy for involvement of established and leading private training providers (PTP) in the field of skill development in technical education and industrial training department.

Written by Express News Service | Updated: April 9, 2014 5:33 pm

Punjab government has notified a policy for involvement of established and leading private training providers (PTP) in the field of skill development in technical education and industrial training department. The policy is aimed at developing skills of the state’s youth on latest courses and technologies of skill development through PTPs in industrial training institutes of Punjab,an official spokesman said. Prospective PTPs are invited to submit their proposal on prescribed format to start training programmes in government industrial training institutes (ITIs) in Punjab,he added.

Boost to dairy,pig farming in Punjab

The Punjab government on Tuesday said it has chalked out a plan to encourage unemployed youth to go for allied sectors including dairy,goat and pig farming. Under this plan,the animal husbandry department is also focusing on going to giving training to milk producers about new technique to enhance milk production,Animal Husbandry Minister Gulzar Sing Ranike said. “A 45-day professional training will be imparted to milk producers to keep them abreast of new techniques in the field of dairy farming,” he added.

Sewerage for 7 Nawanshahr villages

Laying down of a sewerage line has been approved for seven villages of the district. These are,Chak Mai Dass,Meerpur Jattan,Hansro,Sona,Simbal Majra,Bhadoli and Chahal Khurd. The Punjab Government has allocated funds for completing these works at an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore. A number of roads are also being strengthened in Shaheed Bhagat Singh(SBS)Nagar. The Deputy Commissioner of SBS Nagar,Tanu Kashyap said work on the Rahon-Nawanshahr-Alachor road was nearing completion.

Six-fold increase in area under basmati

To encourage Crop Diversification in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district,15 per cent of the total area currently under paddy cultivation would be reduced in coming five years besides bringing 14,000 hectares land under maize and another 6,000 hectares under Basmati cultivation in the current year and increasing sugarcane cultivation by 6 per cent which amounts to 6987 hectares. Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman of the District Agriculture Production Committee Tanu Kashyap said a maize dryer was being installed at the Nawanshahr grain market at a cost of Rs 5 crore. She also said that last year the area under Basmati cultivation in the district was 950 hectares which was being enhanced six times this year.

Kali Bein cleaning completes 13 yrs

The Kar Sewa (cleaning of Kali Bein) completed 13 years on Tuesday. The cleaning drive had been started by environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal,who has been highly appreciated by the former President APJ Abdul Kalam and has been lauded at international forums a number of times. Baba Seechewal,who is out of country currently,interacted with his followers and devotees through video conferencing at Sultanpur Lodhi on Tuesday during a function to mark the event.

DAV wins awards at intnl space contest

The Police DAV Public School,Jalandhar,has bagged five prizes in the University of Toronto Space Design Contest held in the Canadian city. Two teams from the school participated in the contest. Principal Dr Rashmi Vij informed that this was the only school from India to participate in the programme. She said that the teams won for projects on ways to collect debris and recycle in space.

Badal condoles Sharma death

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal,Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and Punjab Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Tuesday expressed grief at the untimely demise of Additional Director General of Police Narinder Sharma,IPS,who breathed his last here on Monday night after a prolonged illness.

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