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Written by Anand   
Saturday, 19 July 2008

Hyderabad: A CII Team led by Mr. K V Kamath, President, CII called on Dr. Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in Hyderabad.

The Chief Minister pointed out that, the Government is planning a massive skilling activity in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Around 300 crore is proposed to be allocated for skills development in the State. He further requested CII to partner with the  government on various skills development activities.

Mr. K V Kamath, President, CII was accompanied by Mr. Venu Srinivasan, Vice President, CII; Dr. B V R Mohan Reddy, Chairman, CII - Southern Region; Mr. Utpal Sen Gupta, Chairman, CII Andhra Pradesh; Mr. Y Harish Chandra Prasad, Vice Chairman, CII Andhra Pradesh; and Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII.

Mr. Kamath thanked the Government of Andhra Pradesh for having a pro industry policy and encouraging industrial expansion in the state. In fact, by having 10.63 % GDP Andhra Pradesh is ahead of other states, he said.

The Chief Minister was keen to follow the public private partnership model for skills development, primarily at the school level.

Mr. Kamath reiterated that CII is actively involved in many of the skill development initiatives across the country. In fact, CII Andhra Pradesh targets to train at least 5,000 rural youth in employable trades including 1,000 candidates from SC/ST as part of the Affirmation Action.

The President CII also pointed out that there is creation of 10 million jobs every year, out of which 2 million are blue collar jobs. He expressed his willingness to partner with the government especially to develop skills at the primary level.

Talking about the National Theme of CII for 2008-09, Mr. Kamath pointed out that CII is building a comprehensive vision for India @ 75. and would undertake an "aspirational role" and facilitate India's transformation to a global leader by 2022.  In this context CII is adopting a bottom-up approach to develop a comprehensive vision for India @ 75.


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