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Naveen launches 'Sudakhya' to encourage girl students opt for technical education

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched 'Sudakhya', 
a programme with an objective to encourage girl students opt for technical education and skills development.

The programme aimed at creating self employment opportunities for them would be in 
operation for two years 2017-18 and 2018-19.

The government will ensure that at least 5,000 women and girl students take admission in 48 government ITIs during the two years.The government has targeted to increase the number of girl students in the ITIs from the present 7 to 30 per
cent .

Under the programme women and girls who have passed class X examination can take 
admission. Students who have cleared class eight exam can also enroll themselves under the programme depending upon the trade.

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