Nagpur: After the Vasantrao Naik State Agricultural Extension Management Training Institute (VANAMATI), soon the city is going to have a ‘Maha Rudra Training Centre’ (MRTC) where around three lakh personnel belonging to the Rural Development Department of Maharashtra will be trained.
Announcing this on Wednesday, Forest and Cultural Affairs Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has also said that the new center will work on the lines of YASHADA. Which trains personnel of various government departments, non-officials from rural and urban areas as well as stakeholders.
The Chandrapur Academy of Forest Administration and Management, spread over 125 acres, also serves a similar function to training Forest Service officers in the state.
Like YASHADA, MRTC is also going to be an Administrative Training Institute of the Maharashtra Government which is going to train about 1.92 lakh sarpanches across the state and one lakh officers of the Rural Development Department under the leadership of Minister Girish Mahajan. Along with this, the department has also given approval for MRTC.
MRTC trainees will be accommodated in the MLA Hostel
“The decision to set up MRTC has already been taken in a meeting with top government officials in Nagpur on Wednesday morning. I have instructed Collector Dr. Vipin Itankar to find about 100 acres of land within 40 km radius of the city for setting up Maha Rudra Training Centre. This institute has been allotted to Nagpur as a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Utsav’. Where the Department of Cultural Affairs has been made a nodal agency to execute projects like MRTC,” They said.
“The minister had also announced that the cultural affairs department had been allocated around Rs 500 crore for distribution to various departments as a part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Utsav’. About Rs 100 crore will be given to Maha Rudra Training Centre and Rs 54 crore will be given to YASHADA for the construction of the auditorium. SNDT Women’s University will be given Rs 55 crore to start its sub-center in Gadchiroli, where skill-development programs will be offered to tribal students.” They said.
Mungantiwar has also said that MRTC trainees will be accommodated in the MLA Hostel, which will be developed into a five-star facility. “Our department will beautify the walls of the hostel and provide audio-visual facilities there,” They said.