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The Union ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship (MSDE) has decided to set up a National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) in Manipur.

Sources privy to the development said the Centre’s decision came following the Manipur government’s assurance to support in setting up of the institute.

The setting up of NSTI was approved during the meeting to review the ‘Skill Development and Vocational Education initiatives in North eastern Region’ chaired by minister of skill development and entrepreneurship Mahendranath Pandey.

Manipur education minister Thokchom Radheshyam on Saturday called on the Union minister of human resource development (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal in New Delhi and briefed on the overall educational scenario of the State, an official statement said.

Education minister Radheshyam said with the establishment of the institution, shortage of facility for training the trainers will be solved.

The review meeting was held on July 27, 2019 in Guwahati.

During the meeting, the Manipur minister also stressed the need for appointment of a regular vice chancellor for Manipur University besides urging to develop a good infrastructure for the educational institutions of the State especially for the technical and higher education.

As part of infrastructural development required for the education of the state, the education minister also appealed for strengthening the teachers training institutions of the State.

Minister also stated that the discussion initiated for setting up of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) with the HRD Minister was a success and a proposal will be soon put up, the release added.

Minister Radheshyam also stated that compared to the preceding years, the budget for school education sector of Manipur has been increased by two fold this year.

He said that as approved by the Project Approval Board of Ministry of HRD, the budget for School Education Manipur was increased by more than Rs 200 crores.

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