Ambuja Cement with DDU-GKY announces its skill development initiative


Ambuja Cements has announced its skill development project in partnership with Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), which has been inaugurated by Shri. Purnendu Basu, Hon’ble Minister, Technical Education and Training and Skill Development, Government of West Bengal.


The project initiated under the DDU-GKY, a skilling and placement scheme of the country’s Ministry of Rural Development, aims at enhancing the employability of underprivileged youth, thereby promoting rural livelihood. Implementation of this DDU-GKY will be carried out by Ambuja Cement’s CSR arm Ambuja Cement Foundation in coordination with West Bengal’s flagship skill training program ‘Utkarsh Bangla’.


Under this new project, Ambuja Cement Foundation plans to train 1,125 youth in industry-specific courses over the next three years through its unique intervention initiative Skill and Entrepreneurship Development Institutes (SEDI).


Speaking at the inauguration program held at Ambuja Cement’s Sankrail plant, Shri. Purnendu Basu, Hon’ble Minister said, “Millions of people are entering the labour market in the country. To ensure their inclusive growth, there is an urgent need for a greater focus on youth skill development initiatives. The West Bengal government has been effectively addressing the workforce gap through various skill training programs. I would like to thank Ambuja Cement for joining hands with us through this new project in the state that will train the vast pool of talent.”