Haryana, NSIC to set up technology centre in Faridabad

Eighteen such centres are functional across the country and 15 new ones are being set up.

By: PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: November 23, 2016 2:12:42 pm

Haryana Technical Education Department Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) to set up a technology centre at Neemka in Faridabad district.

The MoU was signed by NSIC chairman-cum-managing director Ravindra Nath and Haryana Technical Education Department principal secretary Anil Malik in the presence of Union MSME secretary K K Jalan and Haryana chief secretary D S Dhesi.

Jalan said the centre at Neemka would be able to commence operations by April, 2017.

He said 18 such centres are functional across the country and 15 new ones are being set up. Training was being provided to about 2,000-5,000 persons in these centres and 98 per cent of the trainees get employment, he added.

Describing the day as significant for MSME sector of Haryana, Dhesi said an approval was also given Tuesday for setting up of Project Management Unit (PMU) in Directorate of Industries for promotion of industries in the state.

Dhesi said that the construction work of the technology centre at Rohtak was under progress and it would soon be completed.

NSIC’s Ravindra Nath said Andhra Pradesh government has also approached the agency for setting up such centres in their state.

Principal Secretary, Haryana Technical Education Department, Anil Malik said the new centre would give boost to industrial development in NCR, especially Faridabad.

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He said that about 2,000 students would be trained in the first year of the centre and this strength would rise with time. This centre will be the eighth centre by NSIC in the country.

He said that such centres would also be set up in PPP mode in Gurugram.

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