MoUs inked between educational institutions, weaving clusters

Our Bureau Coimbatore | Updated on December 09, 2018 Published on December 09, 2018

Addition of training to higher secondary curriculum

The Government of Tamil Nadu is examining a proposal to introduce industrial and vocational training in the higher secondary curriculum, to make students employable in different sectors, including textiles, said KA Sengottaiyan, TN Minister for School Education, addressing a special plenary session at the textile expo “Weaves” at Texvalley, Erode.

At the event, MoUs were inked between member industries of weaving clusters in and around Erode and 25 educational institutions, for promotion of skill development and training of employees in the weaving and textile units in design, marketing and other business activities.

P Thangamani, TN Minister for Electricity, Prohibition and Excise, said the government is keen to join with the industry to create a common effluent treatment plant. “This would be a permanent solution for the dyeing and processing units in the districts of Tirupur, Namakkal, Erode and Karur to address the business and environmental challenges arising out of letting untreated effluents into the soil or water sources in the vicinity,” he said.

“With support from the Centre, the State would be able to mobilise up to 75 per cent of the project cost, with the remaining coming from the participating units,” he added. On power capacity, the Electricity Minister said: “We will be adding an additional 4,000 MW to the existing installed capacity of 18,000 MW and thereby ensure that TN remains a power surplus state in the years to come”.

MC Sampath, Minister for Industries, said the Business Facilitation Act has helped the State attract a ₹10,000-crore investment in the last four months.

Published on December 09, 2018
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