NCL to train 500 local youths in Plastic Engineering; Rs. 132.75 Cr to be spent in FY22

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New Delhi: Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL), a Miniratna Company under the Ministry of Coal will be imparting training to 500 youth, living in and around the operational areas of NCL, in the Plastic Engineering trade and ensure their job readiness in the competitive market. The training will be organized with the help of the Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Chennai.

NCL will spend Rs 70000 per trainee under CSR for this residential training program containing course fee, course material, uniform, training kit, accommodation, and other overhead charges. The selected candidates will be imparted training in plastic processing, injection molding, blow molding, plastic recycling, etc., by CIPET at its centers located at Bhopal, Gwalior, and Lucknow. This training program has been prepared as per the norms set by the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) and approved by the National Skill Qualification Committee (NSQC).

In this regard, an MoU has been signed between the holding company of NCL, Coal India Limited, and (CIPET), Chennai.

For the selection of candidates, NCL in association with CIPET has organized a two-day screening session at Nigahi and Khadia projects and subsequently, 345 eligible candidates were selected for the skill development programme. The remaining candidates will be selected in upcoming screening rounds.

Notably, NCL has spent around Rs 130 crores during the financial year 2020-21 and set a target to spend Rs 132.75 crores in the year 2021-22 on CSR activities.

NCL, Singrauli based Miniratna company of the Government of India operates with 10 highly mechanized opencast coal mines and accounts for 15 percent of national coal production. The company had produced over 115 million tonnes of coal in the last fiscal.