New Delhi, Dec 17 (KNN) In order to accelerate and give impetus to the Skill development efforts in Andhra Pradesh, the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, today appointed noted industrialist and GMR Group Chairman Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao as the chairman for AP Skill Development Corporation (APSDC).
The plan of the skill development in the state was elaborated though a presentation to the chief minister given during the meeting.
The Chief Minister said that Rao has the capability of changing the face of the state in skill upgradation.
To outline the plan for the skill development, he said “The budget allocated for the skill development program in the state is Rs 700 crore, and adding that in 10 years, about 2 crore people will be part of the government’s skill development program. At the end of the training session, these people will receive certificates”.
Training will be held in various sectors including mapping, construction, manufacturing, the Chief Minister said.
At the mandal-level, training will be given in agriculture and allied activities while at the district-level training will be given in garment-making, plumbing. Similarly, at the regional (Rayalaseema, North Coastal Andhra, Central Andhra) level, training will be given in computer/software courses, healthcare and energy sector, the Chief Minister informed.
For Coastal Andhra, the Chief Minister suggested that people from the region be trained in marine, Naval and shipping-related industries.
By 2016, skill development centres will be operational and the Skill Development Corporation will be officially launched before January 15, 2015, the Chief Minister said.
The meeting was attended by the Chief Secretary IYR Krishna Rao, APSDC chairman Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao, advisor K Lakshminarayana, CEO Ganta Subbarao, principal secretary Satish Chandra and secretary to CM Sair Prasad. (KNN TR)