Increase women-centric trade at ITIs: Women Empowerment Committee

Shillong, Oct 8: The Meghalaya Assembly Committee on Women Empowerment has instructed the Labour Department to increase women-centric trades at Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) across the state.

Committee member, Mayralborn Syiem stated that the panel was disappointed over the lack of diverse trades for women at these institutes.

He said that although ITIs in Shillong and Tura has many trades, other district headquarters are lagging behind.

Syiem also told reporters that the committee is hopeful that the SANKALP scheme will boost employment in the state.

The Committee, however, expressed disappointment in the number of beneficiaries who have registered under the Meghalaya Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board.

Syiem informed that till date only 25,794 people have registered themselves under the scheme, of which 25,531 received Rs 5,000 each during the pandemic.

The Committee urged the Labour Department to activate awareness at ground level so that more people can benefit from the scheme.