Kohima, Mar 31 (UNI) Managing Director and vice-chairman of Mahindra and Mahindra company Anand Mahindra, signed a Memorendum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nagaland government in Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio's presence yesterday.
Mr Mahindra met the state government officials in connection with establishing a school for the training of nurses and professionals in Nagaland.
The basic investment for the non-profit venture is Rs one crore.
The school would be set up and run by the Naandi foundation, an NGO of which Mahindra is a trustee.
The MD of the vehicle gaint pointed out that high literacy rate in Nagaland would prove decisive and competitive and said the huge gap of skilled nursing personnel can be filled by Naga woman.
Talking to newsmen, Mr Mahindra said the MoU signed with the Nagaland government will contribute in providing the added impetus to create employment opportunities and has earmarked a crore for initial study and ground work.
Manoj kumar, CEO of the Nandi foundation, which caters to livelihood needs of women , youth and farmers in states like Chattisgarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andaman and Nicobar said,''The joint initiative with the Nagaland government is only the beginning of a much larger collaboration to come''.
Mr Mahindra also evinced interest to invest in horticulture products and said a scout team would be sent to Nagaland within two weeks to explore possibilities on various fruits, including pineapple and passion fruit.
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