US to train 25,000 Indian power personnel

Wednesday, 22 December 2004, 08:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: The United States has launched a programme to train 25,000 Indian energy sector personnel in areas like reduction of distribution losses, enhancing quality of power and improving financial performance.

An agreement between Core International Inc, a partner of the US Agency for International Development, and 10 Indian institutes has been signed to educate utility managers, engineers and technicians, the US Embassy said Tuesday.

The training institutions, which have been selected under the US government's Distribution Reform, Upgrades and Management Project, will begin delivering the courses from January 2005, the embassy added.

The institutions include National Power Training Institute, Administrative Staff College of India, Centre for Efficiency in Power Distribution, Central Institute for Rural Electrification and National Productivity Council.

Reliance Management Institute, Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur, Energy Resources Institute and the Power Management Institute have also been selected under the project, the embassy added.

Source: IANS
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