Shiggaon to grow as a big skill development centre: CM Bommai

Yogesh K Porwar & Sunil Lohan

T he Government Tool room and Training Centre will be established in Shiggaon taluk soon.A foundation stone will be laid for this modernised training centre in many technologies.

Through this, this taluk will be developed as a biggest skill development training centre,said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Speaking after inaugurating a new bus depot of Shiggaon in Haveri division of NWKRTC and laying foundation stone for the new driving and technical training centre here on Sunday,he said it was a decade old wish to have a bus depot for Shiggaon and even there was problem regarding the land.

Now it has been sorted out and the centre is being established at a cost of Rs 28 crore.The bus depot was required in the wake of development of the surrounding places.

The CM said Shiggaon has the best ITI college and Bankapura has a polytechnic college.Along with this, a training centre is being opened.His plan is to set up a technology based training centre in Shiggaon taluk.

Even private players are interested to open the skill development centres here and the government is ready to provide all the facilities.

Efforts are being made to bring JCB company’s training to Shiggaon.If it comes here,the youth could undergo training.Talks are on to bring the automobile industries here.Soon,a 350 MPLS capacity ethanol manufacturing unit will start functioning and it will benefit farmers.

The CM directed the authorities of NWKRTC to formulate a special plan to provide the bus facility to school students.

The government has plans to start the buses for the school kids in private partnership and it will be launched statewide and launch will be from Shiggaon town.

Through this, a pilot project of providing the bus facility for the school kids in time will be launched.

Labour Minister Shivaraj Hebbar, MLC S.V.Sankanur, NWKRTC Vice-Chairman Basavaraj Kelagara and others were present.