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    First Skill Development Centre in Greater Noida

    The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) will set up the district’s first skill development centre (SDC) for the local youths, especially farmers’ children with the aim to provide employment opportunities.

    For this, the authority has tied up with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), where training in IT and electronics, hospitality, textiles and gadgets will be given to over 1,100 youths in the first phase.

    “We are working on setting up a big regional level skill development sector, which was passed in our 122nd board meeting held last month. For this, we have a tripartite agreement with NSDC, National Industrial Development Corporation of India (NIDC) and Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor-Integrated Industrial Township Greater Noida Limited (DMIC-IITGNL) where Greater Noida is a 50% partner. GNIDA will be funding everything where the first agreement is of about Rs 1 crore with NSDC as our knowledge partner,” Narendra Bhooshan, CEO GNIDA.

    Under this, NSDC will work on every aspect of setting up a regional level SDC.
    They will prepare the DPR after studying the viability, requirement, skill sets, including supply and demand situation and how much people can be absorbed in Greater Noida with a focus on rural areas.

    “It will be the first SDC in GB Nagar district where skills in the field of IT and electronics, consumer white goods, textiles, ready-made garments, mobile parts and manufacturing and automobiles will be developed. NSDC will initially operate from the GNIDA authority building. However, later they will be given a plot in the IITGNL area,” Bhooshan added.
    “For the time being, we have agreed to provide one floor in GNIDA office building to NSDC to start work within 100 days from the date of signing the contract. Their own plot and building will take about 1-3 years depending on the scale and manpower they may require,” Bhooshan said, adding that talks with NSDC were held earlier this year in April but could not be pursued due to the second wave of Covid pandemic.

    “We had talks with NSDC which has sanctioned a special project for Greater Noida. This process was started in April, but then the second wave of Covid came and the process got delayed. I have lined up the next review meeting with them on it this week to expedite the process,” said Bhooshan

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