Public Sector

BHEL to establish centre of excellence in Andhra Pradesh: Minister

BHEL to establish centre of excellence in Andhra Pradesh: Minister

BHEL to establish centre of excellence in Andhra Pradesh: Minister

New Delhi/ Amaravati, 9/11: BHEL to establish centre of excellence in Andhra Pradesh: Minister – Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister M Goutham Reddy on Friday said public sector major Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) will found out a centre of excellence within the state.

“BHEL has agreed in theory to line up BHEL Centre of Excellence in Andhra Pradesh ,” said Reddy who is on a tour of Delhi, meeting BHEL CMD Nalin Singhal and other senior officials for partnership between the state and BHEL to award skill certificates to students who completed school education.

“He (Singhal) responded positively and said they (AP and BHEL) would partner in skill development and support ITI Colleges,” said Reddy.

According to Reddy, an entrepreneurship programme also will be started under the auspices of BHEL and invited Singhal to setup a solar array plant each in AP districts.

The industries minister has also met Niti Aayog CEO Amitab Kant, seeking cooperation within the upcoming 30 skill development colleges within the state.

“Main sources for revenue within the state are agriculture and industries and sought cooperation of Niti Aayog in those sectors to which Amitab Kant responded positively and expressed his willingness to organise a digital conclave in Vizag at any time from October,” he said.

Meeting with Gundra Satish Reddy, DRDO Chairman and officials from the Navy and Air Force, apprising them that AP government has laid a special specialise in defence in its new industrial policy. He sought DRDO cooperation during this sector.

Reddy asked Navy chief Karambhir Singh to determine a Sonic System in Donakonda and also a naval base at Ramayapatnam port.

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