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Soft skill training institute soon

New venture: Chief Minister N. Rangasamy opening a plaque to mark the inauguration of a multipurpose centre-cum rescue shelter in Puducherry on Saturday.

New venture: Chief Minister N. Rangasamy opening a plaque to mark the inauguration of a multipurpose centre-cum rescue shelter in Puducherry on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: T. Singaravelou

Rajesh Nair

CII to sign an agreement with territorial administration

PUDUCHERRY: The Confederation of Indian Industry will soon sign an agreement with the territorial administration to start a soft skill training institute catering the needs of hospitality and the travel and tourism industry, according to Pradipta K. Mohapatra, Chairman, CII, Southern Region.

Addressing the CII’s Southern Regional Council Meeting at a private hotel here on Saturday, he said the Institute, to be set up in Puducherry, would conduct training programmes for backward class students. This help them get job opportunities in the emerging sectors of hospitality, travel and tourism.

The training programme would start once the agreement was signed. The duration of the programme initially would be six months, he added.

Emergency management system

The CII, in association with the administration, also plans to start an emergency management system, similar to the one in Hyderabad. It would assist the administration during the time of any emergency or natural calamities, he said.

The CII also envisaged the setting up of an international convention and exhibition centre in Puducherry. It has also started initiatives for setting up an industrial cluster in the territory.

Seeking support

Chief Minister N. Rangasamy said the administration would render all support to those coming forward to set up non-polluting industries.

Outlining the administrations efforts, he said major infrastructure projects like modernisation of the port in Puducherry and setting up of a new port were taking shape. He said a survey was conducted to establish rail between Chennai and Puducherry along the ECR. The administration was ready to share the expanse if the project took off, he added.

The government had started revising the Information Technology policy to include IT-enabled services.

On the power front, the demand for electricity would go up to 600 mega watt in the future. The government had taken initiatives to address it by adding captive power generation with additional allocation of gas from GAIL.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated a Multipurpose Centre cum Rescue Shelter, under the CII-Honeywell Tsunami Rehabilitation Project at Pudukuppam, a coastal village. The Centre, built on government land, would cater the needs of the local community. T. T Ashok, Chairman, Corporate social Responsibility sub Committee, CII (Southern Region), N. Kumar, Chairman, CII tsunami Task Force and Past President and Sadanand Teje, Managing Director, Honeywell Electrical Devices, addressed the gathering.

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