25th November 2019
Few years back when CSR became mandatory in India, the objective of the policy was to generate funds for the benefit of stakeholders – people affected or displaced when an enterprise was set up or expanded its operations. Any infrastructure project paves its way through land acquisition which brings in the monetary compensation with it but in today’s scenario companies are going a way ahead and investing into the communities by doing their bit. MSRDC is doing this by providing vocational training to the youth of these communities and empowering them with sustainable means of livelihood.
Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg is an infrastructure project that will build a fast-track, state-of-the-art expressway connecting Mumbai with Nagpur thereby connecting JNPT to Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport. This super communication expressway will traverse around 392 villages from twenty-six talukas in ten districts, covering five of the state’s six revenue divisions. This project requires large-scale land acquisitions. 16 construction companies will be working on this project for 3 years.
Under Mumbai Nagpur Super Communication Expressway’s (MNSCE) skill development and entrepreneurship component, Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers will provide vocational training to members of these families thereby imparting employable skills among them and helping them earn a living. 120 youth and 3000 construction workers are set to undergo vocational training at 2 new towns in Aurangabad & Buldhana. The training will focus on developing skills for Assistant barbender & steel fixer and Multi skilled technician.
“This expressway project will take 3 years to complete. 16 construction companies and 1000-2000 workers will be working on this project. This will require 500-600 skilled workforce throughout the tenure of this project.” Said Mr. Abhang, Executive Engineer – MSRDC while addressing the beneficiaries.
RAGC is committed to place who successfully complete the training under consideration. After successful completion of training of the said pilot numbers, RAGC will replicate the same in other new towns along the Mahamarg, aiming to train 25000 falling under the purview of the project.