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India: Government to Help Develop Required Skill Sets Needed By Industries Across the Spectrum

Training millions of youngsters in emerging technologies such as AI, Data Analytics and Machine Learning

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The vision for a technology-driven economy that prioritizes emerging technologies as the prerequisite for future growth is welcomed. Pixabay

Realising the need to create skilled professionals in the New-Age technologies that are changing the business landscape for both big and small enterprises, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the government would double down on its efforts to help develop the required skill sets needed by the industries across the spectrum.

“We would ensure creating skill sets for technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) Internet of Things (IOT), data analytics, 3D printing, Virtual Reality and robotics,” said Sitharaman while presenting her first Union Budget.

Supria Dhanda, Vice President and Country Manager, Western Digital India, said that they are happy to see the efforts to improve the skills of India’s youth in emerging technologies like AI and Big Data.

“Our country has a diverse talent pool and initiatives like having 75,000 entrepreneurs for skill development and transforming the National Education Policy for higher education will create a new league of upcoming professionals,” said Dhanda.

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Realising the need to create skilled professionals in the New-Age technologies that are changing the business landscape. Pixabay

According to Sudeshna Datta, Co-founder and Executive Vice President, Absolutdata, the vision for a technology-driven economy that prioritizes emerging technologies as the prerequisite for future growth is welcomed.

“Training millions of youngsters in emerging technologies such as AI, Data Analytics and Machine Learning and soft skill such as foreign language training focused on research and innovation is a huge step. The initiatives are focused on empowering the future workforce with a ‘global-first’ perspective,” Datta said in a statement.

Siddharth Viswanath, Partner and Leader, Cybersecurity, PwC India said: “Creating a pool of skilled professionals in areas such as AI, robotics, VR, 3D, etc, is commendable. For India to be truly digital and fit for future economy, we also need to nurture and build cyber skills and technologies”.

“To deliver on the country’s Digital India vision, we believe that an increased focus on initiatives for new-age skills in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Robotics, etc. will further bridge the gap between technology and talent,” noted Rajan Navani, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, JetSynthesys.

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njali Amar, Country Manager at Verizon Enterprise Solutions said: “The economic and societal benefits that these technologies are poised to deliver means that it is imperative to reskill India’s IT workforce. This will ensure that tomorrow’s IT executives will be armed with the necessary knowledge to future-proof India’s digital future”. (IANS)

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Delhi Government Gives Nod To a Project to Create Reservoirs in Yamuna Flood Plain

The Delhi Cabinet, in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Wednesday approved the inter-departmental committee report

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The pilot for the project, which has the potential for ending Delhi's water shortage, particularly during summer months, is aimed to start in a month's time. Pixabay

To achieve self-sufficiency of water, the Delhi government on Wednesday gave its nod to a project to create reservoirs in the Yamuna flood plain by store overflowing water from the river during the monsoon season, an official statement said.

The pilot for the project, which has the potential for ending Delhi’s water shortage, particularly during summer months, is aimed to start in a month’s time, the statement said.

The Delhi Cabinet, in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Wednesday approved the inter-departmental committee report on the project.

The report recommended that an amount of Rs 77,000 per acre should be paid to the farmers for leasing their land for the pilot project.

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To achieve self-sufficiency of water, the Delhi government on Wednesday gave its nod to a project to create reservoirs in the Yamuna flood plain by store overflowing water from the river. Pixabay

“The farmers will get the sum according to the number of acres of land they give the government on lease for the pilot project,” the government said.

The government claims that the pilot project will prove to be a game-changer not only for Delhi, but for the whole country which is facing huge water crisis in different parts.

It also said the project is first of its kind in the country.

“The important project aims at conserving water in the Yamuna floodplains and creating a mega reservoir between Palla and Wazirabad to deal with the water shortage in Delhi, particularly during summer months,” the government said.

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The project envisages creation of small ponds in the floodplains which will catch overflows from the Yamuna during the monsoon.

“Most of the approvals have been received for the pilot project, barring two from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) committees, which are expected very soon,” it said.

Kejriwal also thanked Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat for the quick approvals by the Centre for the project and cooperation Delhi received from Centre for the pilot project. (IANS)