News Brief | January 2013
Govt supports courses in renewable energy sector
To meet the requirements of skilled manpower for installation, operation and maintenance and repair of renewable energy systems/devices in India, the Union government has a two-pronged strategy including educational courses. The minister of new and renewable energy, Farooq Abdullah informed Lok Sabha that his ministry, as a long-term measure, has collaborated with directorate general of employment and training (DGET) of ministry of labour for incorporating renewable energy in the syllabus of two-year regular ITI courses of seven trades namely electrician, electronics, fitter, turner, sheet metal works, plumber and welder. In addition, the ministry also supports the organisation of short-term training programmes for various target groups on different aspects of renewable energy including installation, operation, maintenance and repair of renewable energy systems and devices.