NEW DELHI (Feb. 25, 11:45 a.m. ET) -- India’s plastics industry and government agencies are investing in training centers in several parts of the country, as they try to address shortages of skilled workers and improve management education.
One of the latest plans calls for the state government of Orissa to set up an advanced plastics processing technology center in Balasore, a 150 million rupee investment (US$3.3 million) as a joint initiative of the central and state governments.
That center would join others in the planning stages, including a 1.1 billion rupee (US$25 million) plan to set up a university-level polymer engineering and business management center in Gujarat state and a 100 million rupee (US$2.2 million) training center for technicians in West Bengal state.
“More training centers are the need of the day in India,” said Amar Seth, a Kolkata plastics executive and head of a group organizing the center in Kolkata, West Bengal state. “We find there is a shortage of trained manpower in the processing industry.” Read More