SKOCH Award Nominee
Category: Other – Navratna
Sub-Category: subOther – Navratna
Project: Promotion of Technical Education & Skill Development in Dantewada district through NMDC ITI, Bhansi, Dantewada.
Start Date: 1998-10-26
Organisation: NMDC Limited
Respondent: Mr Satyadev Jaiswal, Assistant General Manager
Level: Club Plus
Promotion of Technical Education Skill Development in Dantewada district through NMDC ITI, Bhansi, Dantewada
NMDC is well known for its Corporate Social Responsibility. The company has been actively pursuing skill development efforts among rural people in and surrounding mining sites, particularly remote and Maoist regions like Dantewada in Chhattisgarh.
Dantewada is the worst affected Maoist district in Chhattisgarh with a Tribal population of around 71%, leading to a lower literacy rate of 42.27% in the district. In the region, tribal youth are being denied access to technical education and skill development programmes. Unemployment among the youth is the source of agitation, allowing misguided youth to become involved in the Dantewada conflict.
The NMDC DAV Industrial Training Institute in Bhansi, Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, was established as the solution. Electrical, Fitter, Mechanic Motor Vehicle, Mechanic Diesel, and Welder are among the five trades taught at the institute. The institute has a total intake capacity of 179 trainees per year. To assure their participation, half of the seats are reserved for tribal students, who are not charged a tuition fee. Students were well-prepared for job interviews. Students were also given the opportunity to become self-sufficient by taking advantage of entrepreneurship opportunities.
From FY’19 to FY’20, around 400 students graduated, with 40 of them starting their own businesses and 33 pursuing higher education. 274 students have been placed in Adani Group, Suzuki Motors, NMDC, Singrauli, Arcelor, Medical Oxygen Plant Private Industries, and other companies since 2016.
It was difficult to persuade the people to realise the necessity of skills since they lacked basic education and had a limited understanding of the outside world. Due to frequent confrontations and a scarcity of jobs in the region, the youth are restless. People are averse to leaving their homes and cultures in order to work or study.
Collaboration with the industry to design and update the curriculum on a regular basis is one of the activity’s innovative characteristics. By forming local Management Committees in collaboration with adjacent industries, training may be totally demand-driven.
The project can be implemented in the most Maoist-affected regions and in a remote location, it can be used in other places where there is a dearth of such infrastructure to build skills and for the overall development of the region.
Based on the inspection report provided by CRISIL in DGT, a report has been published on the DGT MIS Portal, in which we are ranked first in the state and 21st in the country. Hundreds of graduates have benefited from the institute’s assistance in learning new skills and earning a living.
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Mr Satyadev Jaiswal, Assistant General Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
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