Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) The Orissa government Monday signed agreements with at least nine companies for setting up industrial training centres in the state, an official said.
The director of the state industries department Anil Samal signed the agreements at the state secretariat with the representatives of the companies here in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, a senior official of the department told IANS.
There is an annual requirement of 140,000 to 180,000 trained personnel in highly skilled, semi-skilled and non-executive workforce in metal and manufacturing sector in the state alone. The government has signed the agreements as part of its steps to bridge the gap between demand and supply, the official said.
As per the agreement, the state government will identify and transfer required land on payment and the company will develop required infrastructure within one year of taking the land.
The companies which signed the agreement were Orissa power Generation Corporation, TATA powers, Vedanta Sterlite energy, Emami Paper mill, RSB Metaltech, Sunrendra Mining industries, Monnet Ispat and energy, Uttam Utkal steel and Ind-Bharat energy (Utkal).
These companies will each establish at least one industrial training centre at identified locations, the official said.