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Car makers to adopt 100 industrial training schools

Indian car makers will adopt 100 industrial training institutes across the country in the next two years to generate skilled manpower.

business Updated: Sep 04, 2008 11:27 IST

Indian car makers will adopt 100 industrial training institutes (ITI) across the country in the next two years to generate skilled manpower, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) president Ravi Kant said in New Delhi on Thursday.

Ravi Kant, who is also the managing director of Tata Motors, said SIAM would contribute to the equity of the National Skills Development Corporation and support it actively. He was speaking at the 48th annual convention of SIAM, being held on the theme India's automotive industry, challenges for leadership, 2016 and beyond.

Speaking at the inaugural session, Minister for Heavy Industries Sontosh Mohan Dev urged the automobile manufacturers to ensure fuel economy and low carbon emissions.

Ravi Kant said that by April 1 next year, all SIAM members would display fuel consumption information for all their cars and two wheelers at the points of sale.

SIAM has already prepared a fuel economy information brochure that the minister released at the inaugural session.