New Delhi, October 19, 2016: Following the Central Government's vision to make India Skillful and create employment opportunity for everyone, Indian Plumbing Skill Council under the Ministry of Skill Development is organizing 2 days (21& 22nd October 2016) National Plumbing Skill Conclave and Skill Mela in Delhi. The event will be held at NSIC Exhibition Ground, Kalka Ji, Delhi and it would be inaugurate by Hon’ble Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Sh. Rajiv Pratap Rudy on 22nd October. The event would be attended by more than 2000 plumbers, architects, consultants, manufacturers and government bodies. It is a platform for the plumbers to showcase their talents, learn new skills & technology, interact with industry experts and get the recognition from the authorized bodies and Government.
Commenting about the Skill Mela, Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Mr P K Chaddha, Officiating CEO, Indian Plumbing Skills Council said “The Plumbing Industry faces the mammoth challenge of huge gap between the supply and demand of skilled workforce. A very small percentage of the plumbing workforce is actually skilled in India. It becomes our duty as plumbing professionals, members of the Indian plumbing industry and other various plumbing related organizations and associations to ensure that skilled and certified manpower in adequate number is provided across industries using plumbing skills to raise plumbing standards in India to global levels. About 90% of the Plumbing industry workforce in India is not professionally trained. Most of the skill learning in the industry happens through unstructured, on-the job training (OJT)”.
In India we are striving to match the standards and change the mind-set towards Plumbers because Plumber is a “Nation’s Water Supply Protector”. Plumber is the first soldier in the line of defense against diseases. Through this Skill Mela & Conclave we are creating different types of competitions among plumbers and will select 6 teams from here and 6 teams from Hyderabad event. Out of these teams 1 winner team will participate in the World Skills Competition which will be held at Abu Dhabi on 14-19th October 2017, he also added.
Lack of professionally trained plumbers is a major drawback for country's construction and related sectors. IPSC is endeavoring to address these issues and is making efforts to bring the skill levels of our Country to World Standards through such events.
With rapid mechanism of Plumbing / Plumbing related Industry, it is important that skilling of manpower focuses on the latest technologies and equipment. IPSC endeavors to create National Occupational Standards (NOS), Development of Training Contents and curriculum, develop the Job roles which are in demand in India and Globally and also to give the recognition to Plumbing sector as an Individual trade as not the sub segment of Construction.
Plumbers and Contractors are required in majority in the Industries like Construction be it for Housing/Commercial, Water Treatment, Gas Supply, Fire Safety etc. Indian plumbing industry (manufactured products) is estimated at Rs. 20,000 Cr + market (G.I,PVC,CPVC & others) and growing over 15% CAGR.