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GMR Group head GM Rao appointed Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Skill Development Corporation

The state government has allocated a budget of Rs 700 crores for the skill development initiative and it plans to train about two crore people in 10 years.

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Updated: Dec 17, 2014, 03.55 PM IST
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Rao has the capability of changing the face of the state in skill upgradation, a state government release quoted Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu as saying.
Rao has the capability of changing the face of the state in skill upgradation, a state government release quoted Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu as saying.
HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has appointed industrialist and GMR Group head Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao as the chairman of AP Skill Development Corporation.

Rao has the capability of changing the face of the state in skill upgradation, a state government release quoted Naidu as saying.

The state government has allocated a budget of Rs 700 crores for the skill development initiative and it plans to train about two crore people in 10 years.

Those imparted training would be given certificates at the end of the training session.

Training would be held in various sectors including mapping, construction and manufacturing.

At the mandal-level, training would be given in agriculture and allied activities, while at the district-level training would be given in garment-making, plumbing and others.

Besides, training would also be imparted in computer and software courses, healthcare and energy sectors at the regional (Rayalaseema, North Coastal Andhra and central Andhra) level, the release said yesterday.

Naidu suggested that people from Coastal Andhra be trained in marine, naval and shipping-related activities and industries.

The Skill Development Corporation would be launched before January 15, 2015 and the proposed skill development centres would become operational by 2016, Naidu added.

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