Himachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Mukesh Agnihotri has emphasized on the need to take technology to ground level and asked the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi to become technological partner of the  state and help in developing technologies for several practical problems being faced by the state government .

Addressing the conclave on Skill India at the IIT campus on Sunday, Agnihotri said, “We have set up ten skill development centers by spending several crores and the state government needs technological support from the institute to make their optimum use.”

He said, “We want technologies displayed here by making their practical use and solution for  issue like protecting  treasures of hundreds of crores with Chintpurni temple by use  of technology; the state government would expect from the IIT Mandi  to play a role of a technology guide to adopt the technologies at ground level so that we no more require technological support from institutions like IIT Roorki .”

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Laxmidhar Behera, Director of IIT Mandi assured the state government to provide technological support in finding practical solutions for different problems being faced by the state government.”

He said , “ Skill India is an essential catalyst for Atmanirbhar Bharat and the institute is working on multiple initiatives under the programme.”

 Several other speakers also spoke to highlight their work being undertaken under the Skill India development programme. 

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