EV And Drone Manufacturing Units To Be Set Up In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A Skill Development Centre, an Electric Vehicle Manufacturing and a Drone Manufacturing and Training Centre will be set in Odisha with the help of the Directorate of Technical Education & Training (DTET) through the Government Polytechnic (GP) Bhubaneswar.

The polytechnic has inked a pact with Skyy Rider and the collaboration will help enable the EV eco-system and provide the necessary facilities to produce more than 16 categories of vehicles. According to the CEO of Skyy Rider Electric, Nihar Ranjan Panda, the company intends to produce electric vehicles for commercial, medical and public utility use. The plant will generate employment for hundreds of people every year.

A state-based startup, Aero Rovers and the government have also collaborated to manufacture low-cost, robust industrial drones in association with the government polytechnic, Bhubaneswar. The partnership will cater to the various needs of drones in industrial, agriculture, surveillance and commercial applications. Aero Rovers will set up a drone manufacturing and pilot training unit and also provide hands-on technical knowledge to students of the polytechnic.

CEO of Aero Rovers Jajati Mohanty said they will work together to impart training to students of other educational institutions to develop technical skills and make them job-ready, which will ultimately generate employment.

Skill Development Centre

It will also come up in collaboration with Skyy Rider Institutions Pvt Ltd and deliver more than 80 different skill development programmes in the field of automotive, electric vehicle and software development, industrial robotics, drones and mechatronics to generate more than 10,000 jobs annually.

The centre will draw students from across the country for a variety of courses and raise Odisha’s profile nationally. The agreements were signed by polytechnic Principal Sushant Kumar Patra with CEO of Skyy Rider Institutions Himansu Sekhar Panda,  Nihar Ranjan Panda and CEO of Aero Rovers Jajati Mohanty. Director DTET, Reghu G was also present.

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