Bihar govt to push mobile manufacturing, BSDM attracts key players in Delhi

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With the aim to attract mobile manufacture to the state, () held a Mobile Manufacturers Conclave in New Delhi on Monday. People from IT, telecommunication and electronics sectors participated in the event. The focus of the meet was at securing support for industry–government partnerships to create new avenues for skilled youths of the state.

Dipak Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary, Labour-cum-CEO, Bihar Skill Development Mission (BSDM) pitched different ideas to industry including establishing of “center of excellence” in Bihar, to create opportunities for youths of the state in mobile manufacturing units under “On the Job Training (OJT)” and “Apprenticeship” model which include adopting ITI and other available institutions to impart trainings on industry standards.

Kumar also said that his department will facilitate establishment of incubation and entrepreneurship centers for those who are interested to open the one in the state. In addition, he suggested that industry can also explore possibilities of CSR interventions and create industry alliance for Bihar on emerging concepts like Internet of Things – , Robotics, Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics.

Singh acknowledged the unprecedented and phenomenal growth in mobile industry and its ripple effect on various sectors’ of the economy and workforce. He added, “Such transformations has a wider impact on overall market and has led to opportunities not only manufacturing space but also in spaces connected to mobile industry viz. mobile phone carriers, applications, content creation and so on. Bihar, being the supplier state of workforce to many industries, needs to deliver quality skill training and professional knowledge to its youths to enhance their employability and bridge the skill deficit to meet the growing demand for skilled manpower.”

Key players like Samsung, Lava, Karbonn Mobile, Xiaomi, Dixon Technologies, Lenovo, Jio Mobile, and industry bodies like India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA), CMAI Association of India, Telecom Sector Skill Council, Electronics Sector Skill Council among others participated in the event.

Currentlt, majority of smartphone makers have set up their factory in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Bihar Skill Development Mission (BSDM), working under the aegis of Department of Labour Resources, Government of Bihar, has been driving the various skill development initiatives to fulfill the growing need in Bihar for skilled manpower across sectors and narrow the existing gap between the demand and supply of skills. BSDM has taken many key initiatives to increase the capacity & capability of the system to deliver quality skill training and knowledge to the youth to enhance their employability. In order achieve the goal of maximum employability; BSDM has implemented various skill development schemes such as Recruit-Train-Deploy (RTD), Domain Skilling Program, Kushal Yuva Program (KYP).

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