Quota for farmers' children in agri varsity

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday announced that 40 per cent of seats in agricultural universities in the State will be reserved for farmers’ children. 

Speaking at the valediction of a two-day job fair here, Siddaramaiah said 100 industrial training institutes (ITIs) will be set up across the State and a multi-skill training and development centre in Nanjangud.  

Over the past few years, youths have been migrating to cities in search of white-collar jobs, neglecting agriculture. “In order to encourage agriculture sector, the government has decided to reserve 40 per cent of seats for farmers’ children,” he said.

For enhancing skills among rural folk, the government will set up a multi skill training and development centre at a cost of Rs 50 crore, in association with the German government at Nanjangud.

The government also plans to set up industrial training institutes across the State, to meet the demand for industrial training institutes graduates in manufacturing sector. “The colleges will help dropouts, SSLC graduates and others to get employment,” said Siddaramaiah.

He issued offer letters to candidates who were hired by the firms during the job fair.

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