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Subarnarekha Multipurpose Project skill development training for youth

JAMSHEDPUR: To ensure a better future for children of the families affected by theSubarnarekha Multipurpose Project (SMP), the state government has identified 50 youths with a rural background, for skill development training at the Indo Danish Tool Room (IDTR) in Gamhariatown.

The group comprising 50 matriculate boys and girls, including 20 tribals from various affected villages of the district, will receive skill-development training at 
IDTR for a year, following which they will be absorbed into local industrial units. "The students will undergo rigorous industrial training from the third week of July, Subsequently, they will go for hands-on training in local industries and finally be observed with the same company or join any other company of their choice," said Ashutosh Kumar, senior manager of IDTR.

The IDTR official, praised incumbent SMP administrator 
Rahul Sharma, for actively engaging in identifying 50 youths for skill development programme. According to SMP officials, it took several months to identify the wards of the displaced families. tnnwho are willing to undergo skill development training. "We had to visit each and every affected family in the remote villages and enquire about their wards and qualification before forming the 50-member group with the consent of their families," said a junior SMP official.

The SMP, started in 1978, envisaged the construction of two dams, one at Chandil across the River Subarnarekha and the other across the Kharkai river at Icha near Chaibasa, two barrages at Galudih across the Subarnarekha and the other across the Kharkai at Ganjia in Seraikela and a network of canals from these. The project aims to cover around 3.6 lakh hectares of land for irrigation in 
Jharkhand, Bengal and Odisha. The macro small and medium enterprises (MSME) unit of IDTR is a central government institution formed with assistance from Denmark government. IDTR serves the needs of the tool and die industry related to tool room, technical know-how and trained manpower. The IDTR official, however, maintained that support of the local industry is paramount in building the future of the 50 sponsored youths.