SUNABEDA (Odisha): The Human Resource (HR) wing of the state-owned Hindutan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) – Engine Division – Koraput has adopted eight villages to impart technical and IT training to a select group of youth for thier self-reliance.
HAL sourced said it is part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) of the fighter air craft manufacturing unit with the intention to create a skilled workforce in the tribal dominated region.
It is high time tribal youths were giving more privilege than general people to come to fore and join the mainstream, sources added.
Sukhoi Engineering Division sources said that such training camp will be held from time to time to encourage educated tribal youth to earn technical qualification.
Gradually more and more villages will be covered under the programme, sources added.
Engine Division – Koraput, a unit of HAL’s vast network, was set up in April 1964 to manufacture R11-f2 turbo jet engine of MiG-21 FL aircraft under licence from the erstwhile USSR. Subsequently, the division took up, under various licence agreements, manufacture of R-11 series engines of MIG-21 FL and MiG-21M aircraft, R-25 series engines of MiG-21 BIS aircraft and R-29B engines for Mig-27M aircraft. Simultaneously, facilities were set up for overhaul of R-11 and R-25 series engines, which started in 1971 and 1983 respectively. Starting from 1997 – 98 we have also undertaken overhaul of RD – 33 Engines of MiG-29 aircraft.