Youths would soon get training, with help from the government, to develop independent units and boost the industrial sector in the state.
From the first week of September, around 80,000 youths from 10 districts, including Patna, would get the training. The government has tied up with industrial organisations in the state — like Bihar Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCI), Bihar Industries Association (BIA) and PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) — to develop local entrepreneurship.
Explaining how the training will proceed, a senior officer of the industries department told The Telegraph: “Youths will be given skill training for 21 days. On each day, there would be a four-hour-long class. The final plan of the classes is to be drafted at present.”
He added that this was the first time the government had tied up with BCCI, BIA and PHDCCI to provide training on different products to youths. “While the trainees and the industrial organisations would bear half of the training expenditure, the government would bear the other half,” said the industries officer.
Satyajeet Kumar, chairman, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said the organisation had selected 10 districts to start the training programme.
“The department had a meeting with the organisations and proposed the plan. The aim of the training is to help youths become entrepreneurs or get jobs easily,” he added.
Satyajeet added: “The trainees would be instructed about a whole range of industrial products — like developing ancillary units for different products, hardware, agriculture machinery, food processing and pharmaceuticals. At present, we are finalising the curriculum but youths in each district would be taught a different skill set.
“For instance, in Kaimur district, youths could be taught about hardware, whereas in Khagaria, they might learn about food processing.”
During the “bhoomi pujan” of the Hero Cycles manufacturing plant in Bihta, 37km from Patna, in June this year, Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority had reserved 5 acres at the same site for the company so that they could set up ancillary units for bicycle. The officials of Hero Cycles had said these ancillary units would be coming from outside the state.