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Coimbatore

DIC exceeded the target of impart training for skilled manpower

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore : The District Industries Centre (DIC) here has exceeded the target given to impart training to fulfill the skilled man power requirement of MSMEs under Amma Skill Training and Employment Scheme a top official said Wednesday.

Of the over 25,000 target given to Tamil Nadu, Coimabtore was given a target of 1,600 and the district has exceeded it and taken up of training over 1,800 persons in 25 industries, DIC General Manager, R Kannan said.

He was addressing a Vendor Development Programme for MSMEs with Focus on Sc/ST Entrepreneurs, organised by Ministry of MSME, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and local Chapter of CII.

The main objective of the scheme was to fulfill the skilled man power requirement of MSMEs by imparting necessary on the job training by the MSMEs themselves and thereby creating employment.

The State government is providing Rs.2,000 as stipend for a period of six months, he said.

Similarly, DIC has opened a felicitation desk four months ago for the online filing of applications for various schemes, particularly Unemployed Youth Employment Generation Programme, for which 170 applications were received out of total 400 and Rs.150 lakh were sanctioned as loan and Rs.90 lakh were dispersed, Kannan said.

The main aim of the Vendor Programme was to reduce the gap between MSMEs, PSUs and Government enterprises, NSIC General Manager, G Kannan said in his address.

Under procurement policy of the Centre, 25 per cent was earmarked for MSMEs, out of which four per cent for SC/ST and three per cent for women, Kannan said.

Eight PSUs, including BEML, BHEL, BPCL, Coal India HPCL and Kamaraj Port are making presentation of their requirements for the benefits of participating MSMEs.

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