IL & FSCDI to train poor on textile manufacturing

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Tiruchirapalli, Oct 16 (UNI) Hyderabad-based Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Cluster Development Initiatives (IL and FSCDI), in association with the Union Rural Development Ministry, will impart training on textile manufacturing to people in the Below Poverty Line category.

Addressing reporters here today, its Vice-President N V R Nathan said 150 training units would be set up across the country with an outlay of Rs 250 crore. To begin with, 30 units would be set up on a pilot basis by March 2008, and the remaining by March 2009. All the centres would have equipment worth Rs 40 lakh.

Twelve centres were already set up in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

According to a survey conducted by the Union Textiles Ministry, the current workforce in the apparel industry stood at 1.8 million, while the requirement would be 2.04 million in 2010.

The company proposed to train five lakh people in the next three years. As many as 64 people would be selected for the one-month training.

The IL and FSCDI had signed MoUs with Alagappa, Karaikudi and Bangalore Universities, which would award diploma certificates to successful trainees, after conducting examinations. An MoU was signed with the Bharatidasan University for setting up 16 centres under its jurisdiction today.


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