Ranchi, May 15: Union Minister for Chemical and Fertilizer Anant Kumar today said that the sakhi mandal scheme started by Jharkhand government is a role model for the other states of the country. He asked other states to follow Jharkhand for their development.
Kumar inaugurated Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET) in the state capital. He said Jharkhand is the first state where foundation stone for CIPET has been laid. This plant will start in two months where 1500 students will be given vocational and diploma courses training. He praised Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das for taking the initiative.
The Union Minister said the Union Government had approved Rs. 6,000 crore to start Sindri fertilizer factory with a capacity of 1 lakh metric ton urea production. After the local consumption, the fertilizer will be sent to other states. He said that under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Ausadhi Pariyojana, 100 Jan Ausadhi Kendras will be opened in the state at railway stations, bus stops and other places where people can get generic medicines tested on global parameters.
�It will help in decreasing the cost of treatment for the poor people. He said that three more CIPETs will be opened on demand of the government. The CIPETs will be run on PPP mode by the Union and state governments in collaboration with Tata Steel. Seeing the big scope for employment in plastic industry, this decision has become relevant. Against 10 lakh person required, only 2 lakh are in the field,� Kumar said.
Also present on the occasion, the CM said that skilled workers are in great demand across the nation. �Only 10 per cent of the workers are skilled in India. Skilling the youths will lead to their employment. Presently, 80 units of plastic are functioning in the state. CIPET students can contribute in these units apart from contributing in other fields.
Plastic Park is being established on 169 acre land at Devipur, Deoghar. Pharma Park in Ranchi has already been formally approved by the Center. 3 acre land in the premises with shed will be transferred to CIPET for hostel and other things. Very soon, Plastic Policy will be made in the interest of the people,� he said.
Urban Development Minister C. P. Singh, MP Ram Tahal Choudhary, MLA Jitu Charan Ram, Union Chemical and Fertilizer Sec Anuj Kr. Bisnoi, Petrochemical Sec Aparna Sharma, CS Raj Bala Verma, Addl. CS Amit Khare, Principal Sec to the CM Sanjay Kumar, Industry Sec Sunil Barnwal, CIPET DG S. K. Nayak, CIPET Manager Ratan Kr. and others were present on this occasion.