Paswan announces to set up CIPET centres in the country

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Hajipur, Sept 26 (UNI) Union Chemicals and Fertilizer Minister Ramvilas Paswan today announced to set up Central Institute of Plastic Technology(CIPET) centres at prominent places in the country to bring the nation's plastic industry at par with the international standard.

Addressing a function after introducing M.Tech syllabus in CIPET at the local industrial area, Mr Paswan said these centres would be set up at Jaipur, Aurangabad and Panipat. He said CIPET had immense potential for employment and so the CIPET centre of Hajipur had been sanctioned Rs 11 crore.

He said it would be modernised and equipped with latest technologies and added that Rs one crore would be spent on the construction of a hostel at the local CIPET centre.

Referring towards the increasing utility of plastic all over the world, Mr Paswan said 170 million tonnes of plastic was used globally in 2005-06 while consumption in India remained at 4.8 million tonne. The plastic consumption is expected to rise by 12.10 million tonne in the country by 2010 and the job opportunity in the sector will rise up to 85 lakh from 25 lakh by 2015.

The Minister said the processing plant of the steel factory of Mahnar would start functioning in November. He also announced to provide steel bullock cart to the farmers and maintained that 20 per cent of such category of the bullock cart would be reserved for the dalits.

Mr Paswan further stated that the teaching of National Institute of Pharmaceutical and Research would begin from October 15 in a rented building of the local Industrial area.

On this occasion, minister of state for industries Gautam Singh assured on behalf of the state government to provide land for establishment of NIPER in Hajipur.

UNI

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