Minister of State (IC) for Planning and Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, while giving a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today on number of centres of the Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET) in the country and number of students trained so far, informed that the total number of established centres of CIPET, including the centres under project stage, is 31.
The Minister informed that during last 3 years (2015-16 to 2017-18), around 1,76,900 students have been trained by CIPET through its long-term, short-term, vocational and tailor-made skill development courses. This includes around 60,000 students trained in placement linked training programmes, out of which around 82% have been gainfully employed in various plastics and allied industries.
Shri Singh said that setting up of CIPET centres is a dynamic process based on the demand of the State government, the growth of the plastics industry, requisite infrastructure and available financial support from the Government of India and the State Governments. Under the Government of India's scheme 'Enhancing capabilities in Academics and Skill Development at CIPET', setting up of 5 Centres of CIPET at Dharampur (Gujarat), Baddi (HP), Gwalior (MP), Vijayawada (AP) and Raipur (Chhattisgarh) were approved.
Further, during 2016-17, Government granted approval for setting up of 11 CIPETcentres at Medak (Telangana), Jaipur (Rajasthan), Srinagar (Jammu &Kashmir), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Chandrapur (Maharashtra), Dehradun(Uttarakhand), Bihar, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Agartala (Tripura), Mumbai(Maharashtra) and Bengaluru (Karnataka), the Minister added.