PNB Housing Finance & CREDAI together train 8000 construction workers

Partership Aims to train more than 500 construction workers in the state of Gujarat 

India CSR News Network

GANDHINAGAR: To the cause of improving the lives of construction workers in the country, PNB Housing Finance in association with The Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) will give skill training to more than 8000 workers of construction sector. CREDAI is the apex body representing 11,500 Real Estate developers spread across 23 state level chapters and 166 cities.

PNB Housing Finance and CREDAI signed an MOU today at the Investiture Ceremony of CREDAI Executive 2017-19 under the leadership of Jaxay Shah in Ahmedabad. The announcement witnessed the presence of Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation & Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India and Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani.

The initiative is being supported by CSR of PNB Housing aimed at providing skill training to workers. The training will be provided in the trade of masonry, bar bending, shuttering and electrical. Initiative aims to upgrade skills of the construction workers to meet global benchmarks, which in return shall increase the productivity of the workforce.

Sanjaya Gupta, Managing Director, PNB Housing Finance said, “Our country is among one of the biggest construction markets and the last decade has seen the real estate sector bloom. We are extremely focused on improving lives of the workers and their families who form the core stakeholder group for us and contribute a good deal towards the overall growth of the industry.”

“Through CSR, we are working towards upgrading skills, providing necessary trainings and creating a conducive working environment for them. The collaboration with CREDAI is one more such step towards continued efforts aimed at their overall upliftment and empowerment.”, he further added.

Jitendra Thakker, said, “Our Prime Minister launched the skill mission with a vision to make India the World’s Skill Capital. Keeping in line with his vision CREDAI, has been focusing on skill development and conducting on-site skill upgradation programmes for construction workers.”

“Beginning with the Kushal programme in Pune, CREDAI has till date trained more than 50,000 workers in over 30 cities for more than 100 member developers. Here onwards we plan to skill 1 Lakh workers every year.”, he said.

“It is our belief that together we will be able to enable the construction workers to enhance their skills and earn better wages in times to come & upgrade their lives & families.”, he further added.

PNB Housing Finance Limited, in partnership with CREDAI, has supported the training and assessment of 4500 construction workers and are committed to train more construction workers in Fiscal Year 2018.  (Edited by Rusen Kumar)