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Coal India training helps local youth in Odisha get employment



Coal India Limited (CIL)’s skill development programme for the local youth in Sundargarh, Jharsuguda and Angul districts of Odisha has turned out to be a boon in disguise. The youth, after successful training, have been bagging jobs. Eighty two of the 115 youth trained by CIL so far, have joined reputed companies like Amara Raja Group and Motherson India Ltd. Remaining 33 candidates have either opted for local employment or turned entrepreneurs. 

In this ongoing skill development programme, CIL is imparting training to 450 youths of three districts to make them qualified electricians, welders and auto technicians. CIL is bearing the entire cost of the project including boarding and lodging. CIL subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) has undertaken a massive exercise for identification of suitable candidates from the peripheral villages.

Over the years, CIL subsidiary MCL has been fulfilling its social responsibility for inclusive development of Odisha in more ways than one. CIL itself had helped in restoration of power transmission lines damaged in the state due to Cyclone “Fani” in 2019 with a support of over Rs. 50 crore to Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited. CIL had also sponsored skill development training of 280 youths in plastic engineering trades through Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET) at their Bhubaneswar and Balasore centres at a cost of Rs. 1.81 crore during 2018-20.

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