Angul: In order to build up a strong goodwill among the land oustees the authorities of Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) have decided to give Rs 1,500 per month as scholarship to youths undergoing ITI training at Jindal Institute of Technology and Skills (JITS) here. This scholarship has been mooted by the steel major to lend support to the families of the youths affected by their land acquisition drive during their training period. JSPL is providing ITI training to those students at its own cost including their conveyance. It is an attempt on their part provide latest technical training so that they can be qualified enough to acquire technical jobs which would be available in the state.
The first session has already started from 15 September last with 58 ITI students taking admission for ITI. Among them many are from the affected areas according to the president (project) Mr DK Saraogi of JSPL, Angul project.
While talking to the reporters Mr Saraogi said the total strength of the ITI in the institute this year was 112 which they are planning to enhance further to 224 gradually.
Currently 84 seats are reserved for the land oustees while the remaining seats would be filled by students from Angul urban areas. JSPL has till now spent Rs 90 lakh for the JIST which included the installation of modern machines for the students, he said. A total of Rs 5 crore has been earmarked by the company for the whole project. Mr Saraogi said they would initiate trades after JSPL constructs its own building and other infrastructures required under the rules for it shortly.