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MoUs a way forward for Assam’s multi-tier transformation: CM

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GUWAHATI, Oct 17: In a move to draw a roadmap for a broad-based development of the state, the state government has inked seven Memoranda of Understandings and Agreement (MoU, MoA) with different industry players in presence of chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at Janata Bhawan on Monday.

It may be noted that on behalf of the government, Assam Skill Development Mission (ASDM) entered into agreements with Microsoft, Google India Pvt. Limited, Larsen & Toubro Limited and Health Care Sector Skill Council. Moreover, the Directorate of Employment and Craftsmen Training executed an MoU with Info Edge (India) Private Limited better known as Naukri.com and Assam Tourism Development Corporation signed an MoU with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, TATA Strive Skill Development Initiatives of Tata community Initiative Trust and the Indian Hotels Company Limited. Further APDCL also signed an MoU with Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam’s Green Energy Limited for generation of 1000 MW solar power.

It may also be noted that the MoU with Microsoft will pave the way for building the capacity of the youth in Assam Skill Development Centres across the state.

Microsoft through their modules of MDSP (Microsoft Diversity Skilling Programme) will provide intervention for under-served youth to ensure their active participation in the workforce. With this programme, the youth will be equipped with the skills required to thrive in a digital economy.

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Moreover, the objective of the MoU with Google India Private Ltd is to support the Assam government in skilling youth with job-ready digital and business skills.

Furthermore, after signing the MoU with the Government of Assam, L&T will offer knowledge and support for establishing training setup and executing green field projects under the construction sector.

The objective of the MoU with the Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) is to mobilise the unemployed youth of Assam for skill training. Besides skilling the unemployed youths, placement will be provided for industrial jobs within one month of training completion.

The MoU with the Directorate of Employment and Craftsmen Training with Info Edge (India) Private Limited better known as Naukri.com would provide an online platform to the unemployed youth to have their profile uploaded on digital domain to attract prospective employers.

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The MoU between APDCL and SJVNL Green Energy Limited (SGEL) would also aim at development of renewable power projects, namely solar power with 1000 MW installed capacity.

The MoU signed between Assam Tourism Development Corporation and TATA Strive Skill Development Initiatives and others would also set up a hospitality skill centre of excellence for the training of the youth of the state.

Speaking on the occasion, Sarma said that the MoUs would help the state to realise the dream of a developed Assam in line with the vision of the Prime Minister to transform the NorthEast into a ‘New Engine of Growth’.

Thanking the companies for coming forward and partnering with the Assam government, Sarma said that the MoUs will be a way forward to form a strategic collaboration for multi-tier transformational development of Assam.

The chief minister said that it is a red letter day for the state of Assam as APDCL entered into an agreement with Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Green Energy Limited (SGEL) aiming at development of renewable power projects.

As a part of the MoU, a floating solar power project would be developed. CM Sarma also said that once commissioned the project will reduce the state’s dependence on fossil fuel.

The chief minister also hailed all the industry partners for successful ventures in Assam and extended his best wishes to make the arrangements a great success. He also assured full support from the state government in execution of the projects in time.

Skill Employment Entrepreneurship, etc., minister Jayanta Mallabaruah who also spoke on the occasion, gave a brief outline of his ministry’s efforts in making an enabling ecosystem in the state for skill development of the youth. He said that with the help of skilling the youth for which a comprehensive action plan has been formulated, the state government under the leadership of the chief minister has been working to make Assam one of the most developed states of the country.

Earlier, all the industry partners who entered into MoUs with the government expressed their commitment to work for the success of their respective ventures in the state. Power minister Nandita Gorlosa, minister of Labour Welfare, etc., Sanjay Kisan and a host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion.


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