Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that there are a number of skill development schemes across various sectors being implemented by Central Ministries/Departments.
The data on the widows covered under these skill development programmes is not maintained centrally. However, most of these schemes have special provisions to promote the participation in skill development programmes by all socio-economic groups, including women.
30% of all the seats for the courses in all Government and Private ITIs are reserved for women candidates which includes widows as well.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, further, there are 402 Government Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) exclusively for women. Furthermore, Government has set up ten Regional Vocational Training Institutes (RVTIs) and one National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) (at Noida, Uttar Pradesh) in Central Sector for skill Development of Women including widows across the Country. Details of these RVTIs are given below:-