New Delhi, Oct 11: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said that India will send three lakh youths to Japan for government’s skill development programme. Japan will bear the whole cost of training the technical interns.

The minister said that the Union Cabinet agreed on signing a memorandum of cooperation between India and Japan. The MoC will be signed when he visits Tokyo on October 16.

“TITP is an ambitious program to send Three Lakh Indian technical interns to Japan for on the job training for a period of three to five yrs,” he wrote on Twitter.

“The MoC will pave the way for Indo-Japan bilateral cooperation in the area of skill development & will improve India’s National Productivity,” he added.

The minister said that the youth going to Japan for training will spend 3-5 years there. They will work in the Japanese ecosystem and get employment opportunities. 50,000 of them can get jobs in the country.

The selection of the youth will be done in a transparent manner according to Japanese requirements, reported PTI.

“When these youth return from Japan they will contribute to our industry as well,” the minister said.