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Allots CSR funds for skilling youth and women in Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu

Chennai, 11 th  April 2018: Aiming to contribute towards economic and sustainable development of the communities, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) to provide skill training to 500 youth and women at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.

The skill development project will be executed by NSDC through its approved training partners near Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP), the single largest nuclear power station in India, situated in the Tirunelveli district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Under this tripartite agreement between NSDC, NSDF and NPCIL; NSDC will conduct a baseline survey in 19 villages in Tirunelveli district to examine nature and extent of talent gap and will accordingly identify job roles for the training. The skill development project aims to provide gainful employment (wage and self- employment) to nearly 70% of the trained candidates post-training. NPCIL has committed INR 1.74 crore under its CSR contributions towards this project, which is estimated to be complete in 15 months.

Speaking about the project, Jayant Krishna, ED & COO, NSDC said, “NSDC’s Industry Partnerships and CSR Wing has been working collaboratively with various public-sector undertakings and private sector corporates to leverage their CSR funds towards the Skill India which is a nation-building mission.  Initiatives such as these, not only bring positive changes in the lives of underserved, but also help in capacity building of the local communities and improve economic performance of the regions, thereby reducing the rural-to- urban migration.”

Commenting on the initiative, Site Director of KKNPP, Mr. D.S. Choudhary, shared “This initiative by NPCIL is a part of our commitment towards the welfare of the people around us. This skill
development programme, I hope, will pave a path to social and economic growth, especially for the underprivileged sections in the nearest society.”

Upon successful completion of the training, the trainee will receive a certificate which conforms to National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), a competency-based framework for skills. The program will also embed soft skills and digital modules. NSDC will ensure quality training and management of the structured skill development program, while NPCIL will monitor the progress of
the implementation of the project to ensure that the objective of the project is met effectively.

About National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)
NSDC is a one of its kind public-private- partnership, established in 2009, with a mandate to facilitate skill training in partnership with private training providers. NSDC aims to promote skill development by catalyzing creation of large, quality and for-profit vocational institutions. Further, the organisation provides funding to build scalable and profitable vocational training initiatives. It is mandated to enable a support system which focuses on quality assurance, information systems and train the trainer academies either directly or through partnerships. Till date, NSDC has approved 350+ training providers and 39 Sector Skill Councils, covering a geographical spread of 7000+ training centres in 600+ districts across the country. NSDC has trained more than 1.5 crore people across sectors.

About Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)
NPCIL is a Public-Sector Enterprise under the administrative control of the Department of Atomic  Energy (DAE), Government of India. The Company was registered as a Public Limited Company under the Companies Act, 1956 in September 1987 with the objectives of operating atomic power plants and implementing atomic power projects for generation of electricity in pursuance of the schemes and programmes of the Government of India under the Atomic Energy Act, 1962. NPCIL is responsible for design, construction, commissioning and operation of nuclear power reactors. NPCIL

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