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The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Nitin Gadkari awarded the certificates for skill development to workers from highways construction sector, at a function, in New Delhi on December 22, 2017. The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and the Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya are also seen.

2800 Highways Construction Workers trained under Skill Development Initiative

Newdelhi:22/12/17;Nearly 2800 workers from the states of Karnataka, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Bihar and Odisha have been trained in World Bank funded projects in the trades of masonry, bar-bending and shuttering over a span of four months, as part of a skill development initiative of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways. Over 300 workers from among them received certificates from Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation at New Delhi today.  Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Petroleum and Natural Gas, and Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya, MoS Road Transport & Highways and Chemicals & fertilizer were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion Shri Gadkari announced  that a further 1 lakh twelve thousand workmen will be provided training at 310 projects of MoRTH, NHAI and NHIDCL by June 2018,  under six trades namely masonry, bar-bending, shuttering, scaffolding, painting and plumbing. Orders for this were allotted to nine skill training agencies on the occasion. The Minister also said that about 2.5 lakh workmen will be trained in other projects of the Ministry, NHAI and NHIDCL by 2019.

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