CII plans series of fresh measures

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Chennai, May 12 (UNI) Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Tamil Nadu State Council has chalked out a series of new measures to improve the state in people skill development, agro business, rural development, health care and infrastructure development.

Talking to newspersons here today, the new CII Tamil Nadu State Council Chairman Manikam Ramaswami said the measures would be launched under the new theme - 'Building Competitive Inclusive Innovative Tamil Nadu' during 2008-2009.

Explaining the new initatives, Mr Ramasami said in the skill development programme, about 15,000 workers would be benefitted in cities like Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli and Coimbatore.

The skill development programme, includes lift, welding and machine operations and construction techniques, he said, adding apart from this, unskilled workers would gain skills in areas like Epublishing, BPO, healthcare and hospitality.

On the student training programme, he said about 20,000 students would be benefitted from the proposed mentored project, that would get the students industry ready.

''About 6,000 teachers would be given soft skill training in collaboration with major universities,'' he said.

On the agro business and rural empowerment, Mr Ramasami said under the farm mechanisation programme, reducing the number of persons required for farming without affecting farm production, setting up cold storage for post harvest opportunities, creation of best in class market committee yards and dissemination of information on government policies to farmers in areas like pricing, incentives and crop management.


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