Shri Raj Kumar Singh Hon’ble Cabinet Minister (Power, New & Renewable Energy along with Shri S.K.G.Rahate, Additional Secretary, MoP, Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Power), GoJK and Shri A K Singh, CMD, NHPC visited Hydroelectric Projects of NHPC situated in Kishtwar District of UT of J&K on 14.10.2021. During the visit Hon’ble Minister spared valuable time out of his hectic schedule and interacted with trainees of Skill Development Centre of Drabshalla (near Project site of Ratle HE Project) run by NHPC through National Skill Development Council (NSDC). It is stated that NHPC has signed MOU with NSDC for imparting skill development training to local youths in Assistant Electrician, Helper Electrician, Plumber, Computer & CC TV trade for the duration 4 months. Presently, Assistant Electrician and Helper Electrician training is going on. This training program will help to skill upgradation of local youths and in turn will help to earn their livelihood as well as increase the availability of skill manpower for the Power Projects in the Kishtwar and Doda district.
Hon’ble Minister also appreciated the efforts made by the Project in organizing Skill Development programs for local youth and advised Project to scale up efforts in this direction.