Mumbai, Aug. 13 -- The Maharashtra government has decided to implement the Centre's Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE) project in the state. The objective of the scheme is to improve skill-training provided through industrial training institutes (ITIs) and apprenticeships. The decision was taken in the state ministerial council meeting on Tuesday.

Over 90 ITIs and 10 industrial clusters are likely to benefit from the move. The state will get around Rs.226 crore funding from the Centre for the project.

STRIVE falls under the programme for results (P4R) based category of the World Bank that ensures outcome-based funding. The project aims at creating awareness through industry clusters and geographical chambers th...