Jagan to inaugurate KIA Motors’ India factory in Anantapur

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will inaugurate KIA Motors’ manufacturing unit at Erramanchi village in Anantapur on Thursday.

The KIA project will generate employment for 7,000 temporary and 4,000 permanent employees with 100% employment to local populace filling its unskilled labour requirement. It is in tune with the government policy of developing backward areas with industrialisation and providing 75% reservation for locals in jobs.

The South Korean motor manufacturing unit will collaborate with the state in upgrading the skills of the local workforce to suit the requirements of industries. It will continue the state policy of preparing a competent workforce to suit the needs of the industry.

KIA and its associates had employed 12,835 workers of whom 10,887 hail from Andhra Pradesh, of which 7,029 are from Anantapur. With the government initiatives, the region from Anantapur to Bengaluru is bound to develop as an economic hub.

Jagan has been proactive and precise in pronouncing the policy of transparent and corruption-free governance with a single point clearance for industries. He is particular about inviting industries to backward areas that will generate economic activity.

The AP government has been setting up skill development centres in engineering colleges at all 25 parliamentary constituencies. They are also setting up a skill development university which will be the umbrella centre, imparting training to students in tune with the changing times and requirements of industries. It would bring in a government-academic-industry interface for the mutual benefit of all involved parties. The ultimate aim is to redraft and review the curriculum to induce a job orientation in the academic space and prepare youngsters with skills that the industry requires.

The Industries and IT Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy had announced earlier that the government had allocated 120 acres for a bus company called Veera Vahan Udyog. The latter are going to manufacture buses, and their investment is about Rs 1,000 crore for the first phase in Anantapur district.

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