A driving training institute, a unit of India International Skill Centre (IISC) and multi-skill training centre (MSTC) will be opened in Jharkhand to create an army of skilled manpower, said union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on the second day of Global Investors’ Meet (GIS) in Ranchi.
Rudy said Jharkhand received an investment proposal of over Rs 3 lakh crore from 209 domestic and foreign companies during the GIS, which will generate five lakh direct and indirect jobs in days to come. Jharkhand will require huge skilled manpower to meet the demand.
“We have proposed to set up an instructor training institute, a unit of IISC, in Jharkhand, which will require 23 acres of land. Once the land is finalised, we will begin the further procedure,” said Rudy, minister of state (independent charge) skill development and entrepreneurship.
State human resources development (HRD) minister Neera Yadav said 25 acres of land is available in Khunti district, where the IISC unit could be set up.
Rudy said a driving training institute is also proposed for Jharkhand. “We had sought the land availablity report from the state government. The state government has identified land in eight locations,” Rudy said. He said that President of India Pranab Mukherjee is likely to visit Godda on April 2-3. “If everything moves as expected, the President will lay the foundation stone for the driving training institute,” he said.
Rudy said the government of India has also decided to multiskill training centre in all blocks, including in Jharkhand. “The centres will be started in such block where there is no government or private industrial training institutes,” Rudy said.
He added the government of India has decided to provide skill development training to one crore youths of the country in the coming fiscal.
Pointing at Jharkhand’s migration issue, Rudy said thousands of people from the state migrate for livelihood.
They work as domestic help or construction sites in different cities in poor remuneration. “For the first time, we have approved a sector skill council for domestic help and migratory workers so that they could get better remuneration of their work,” he said.