MahaRERA needs more number of  highly skilled trainers to train labourers: Gautam Chatterjee

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Pune, July 15, 2019: “There are 21 lakh homes being built in Maharashtra by 15-16 lakh labourers. In order to upgrade their skills, we need more and more number of Level-4, which is highly skilled trainers in construction sector. Training will help the labour force deliver projects of better quality along with raising their own standard of living. MahaRERA will always extend help to achieve this goal.” said Gautam Chatterjee, Chairman of MahaRERA.

Chatterjee was speaking at the event organized by CREDAI Pune Metro’s Kushal to launch National Skills Training Program and Skills Training under MahaRERA (Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority) and MBOCWWB (Maharashtra Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board), at YASHADA, Pune on Saturday.

Dignitaries including Ranjan Chaudhury, Head, World Skills, India, Gurmeet Singh Arora, President of Indian Plumbing Association, Satish Magar, President, CREDAI National, Shantilal Kataria, Vice President, CREDAI National, Suhas Merchant, President, CREDAI-Pune Metro,  J.P. Shroff, Chairman Skill CREDAI National, Ranjeet Naiknavare, Troy Everett, Expert – Bricklaying WorldSkill International were present at the event.

Mr J. P. Shroff, Chairman, Skill CREDAI National stated that, “We shall be starting training construction workers in 25 cities pan India and Kushal as an initiative in skilling construction workers shall go national.” He added saying that in next 15 years Kushal’s aim is to train 15 lakhs construction workers.

CREDAI-Pune Metro in affiliation with MahaRERA so far has held two batches of masonry and bar-bending in Maharashtra since February 2019 creating 38 expert trainers.

According to Ranjan Chaudhary, Head, World Skills, India, representation of India at the Worldskills competition is improving every year. “This year, 48 members from 17 states from India will participate in WorldSkills to be held in Kazan, Russia, in August 2019. Out of that, 7 participants are from Maharashtra, which is the highest number of competitors from single state in the country. This year, India, for the first time will participate in plumbing category”, he said.

Suhas Merchant, President of CREDAI-Pune Metro mentioned that the Kushal an initiative to train and upskill construction workers started by CREDAI- Pune Metro for the first time in the country has been running very successfully from the beginning. “Just like the competitors in Worldskills competition, our labourers too should develop skills in different construction trades by which they would be able to offer more quality work.”, he said.

CREDAI also signed an MOU with Indian Plumbing Association (IPA) for to emphasize and inculcate the importance of best plumbing practices in construction mainly for water conservation.

“We want to encourage more number of construction engineers, contractors and labourers too for code based plumbing,” said Gurmeet Singh, President, IPA.