ONI Bureau: With an increasing number of young Maoists returning to the mainstream, the state government has already set up five ITIs and 10 Skill Development Centres (SDCs) in Maoist-affected districts to facilitate the training of former Maoists.
The Maoists with less qualification, who had earlier surrendered were not able to get the vocational courses as the minimum qualification for enrolment into ITIs was Class 8. But now the Central government relaxed the norms for the left wing extremists.
Now, they will undergo a one-year foundation ITI course to take admission into any ITI of their choice. A stipend of Rs 6,000 will be given to them during their course.
On the other hand, Kruti and Mithi Jethwa, daughter of IPS officer father Yashwant Jethwa have embarked on a mission to rehabilitate surrendered Naxalites in the remote areas of Koraput district in Odisha and in the state of Chhattisgarh.