Mangaluru : Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) launched a skill development centre (Kaushal Vikas Kendra) in Mangaluru on Sunday.
Speaking at the launch programme, H Kumar, Managing Director of MRPL, said the centre will train 60 youths in areas such as ‘industrial electrician’ and ‘CNC operator-turning’.
He said that all expenses, including food, lodging, tutorial expenses, will be borne by MRPL Kaushal Vikas Kendra. Kumar also said that MRPL has got the approval to launch a start-up fund of ₹10 crore, which will be used to support the new ventures and start-ups. At another function, Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP from Dakshina Kannada, launched the smoke-free village campaign of MRPL.
As a part of oil and gas conservation month, MRPL has identified villages under four panchayats in its surroundings to make them smoke-free.
Under this campaign, families in the below poverty level category are identified and given free LPG kits and gas stoves. MRPL will bear the cost of the gas kit and the gas stove provided to these beneficiaries. In the first phase, the company distributed free LPG kits to nearly 200 families from Soorinje and Chelaru village panchayats.
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