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Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
09-December-2015 12:32 IST
Department of Heavy Industry and Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Sign an MoU for Capital Goods and Automotive Sector for Large Scale Capacity Building

Department of Heavy Industry and Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship have signed a MoU for capital goods and automotive sector for large scale capacity building by providing infrastructure and facilities, improving training content, curriculum and methodology and use of latest technologies, during DHI-FICCI-HMFI WIN (World of Industry) India conference.

The MoU was signed by Dr Rajan Katoch, Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry and Mr Rohit Nandan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in the presence of Shri Anant Geete, Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship at an event last evening.

The key activities to be undertaken under the MoU, inter alia, are:

• Create jointly a National Ecosystem for Development of Skills for the Manufacturing Sector, in particular the Capital Goods sector and automotive sector and other sectors/subjects covered by DHI

• Develope a Multi-location ‚National Institute of Manufacturing Technology (NIMT)‘ for training, education and research in manufacturing technologies by leveraging the infrastructure and facilities of PSUs under DHI

• Creating Centres of Excellence in different categories by utilising/up-grading of exiting training facilities of the PSUs under DHI in collaboration with NSDC/Sector Skill Council and/or DGT

• Bring in the internationally known best practices in the field of skill development and entrepreneurship for manufacturing sector and for that purpose get the services of internationally renowned experts and to leverage global partnerships and technical

There would be top-level institutional arrangement for this initiative so that it is properly implemented and monitored on regular basis.

Speaking at inaugural session ceremony of FICCI-DHI-HMFI WIN India Shri Anant Geete said “We know that our priority today is to create jobs for our 65% population which is young. Partnership with Ministry of Skill Development is important to make people job-ready for our capital goods sector. The sector provides direct employment to ~1.4 million people and indirect employment to ~7 million people and impacts users of capital goods estimated to be 50 times of the direct employment. We are aiming to create direct and indirect employment for 30 million workers in the capital goods sector by 2025. Hence, we have signed the MoU with Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to ensure that these targets are met“.

Draft National Policy on Capital Goods has been prepared after extensive industry consultations which we would be taking to the Cabinet shortly, Mr Geete said.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy pointed out that “availability of talent and productivity of the workforce are amongst the top drivers for manufacturing competitiveness of a nation. The Central Government is committed to ensure that there is adequate supply of quality talent for the manufacturing sector. This would give India a competitive edge in manufacturing. This Agreement between the Skills Ministry and Ministry of Heavy Industries will go a long way in ensuring supply of such talent pool.”

Shri Raman Singh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh also addressed the delegates in the inaugural session. Chhattisgarh is the partner State for the WIN India 2015.

Lower Saxony’s State Secretary, Daniela Behrens, is leading the business delegation from Lower Saxony, Germany to visit WIN INDIA with the specific goal of meeting Indian companies and intensifying Lower Saxony’s economic relations with India. This is a direct result of India’s Partner Country appearance in Hannover, which is the capital of Lower Saxony. Learning that there are numerous investment and cooperation opportunities in India, the delegation is visiting WIN India 2015.

Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd, the Indian subsidiary company of the Deutsche Messe, organizers of Hannover Messe (Germany) along with Department of Heavy Industries and FICCI today announced the 9th edition of WIN India 2015, India’s leading Industrial and engineering trade fair, schedule to be held from December 9-11, 2015 at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Department of Heavy Industries (DHI), Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise, Government of India along with the support of FICCI, will work jointly with the organizers towards promoting India’s high tech engineering and capital goods manufacturing industry as a part of Government of India’s ‘Make In India’ campaign. Department of Heavy Industries will also be organising DHI ‘Make in India’ pavilion at WIN India 2015, which will showcase the prowess of India’s manufacturing in technology.

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