Industry Training Institutes set an Exemplary Example in the Fight against COVID-19 Pandemic

News Desk, News Nation 360 : In what is being seen as an example of the superior expertise of government-run Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the country, the high-quality reusable cloth masks they are producing will now be available on popular e-commerce platforms towards meeting the soaring demand. The ITIs are playing a critical role during this time of crisis through the provision of quality training and innovation. Till date, the ITIs have produced 14.15 lakh masks and will continue to do so in a bid to help fight the global pandemic while also raising entrepreneurial spirit and profile among stakeholders. Earlier this year, the ITI in Berhampur, Odisha designed an inexpensive and safe sanitization chamber using ultraviolet (UV) light. The sanitiser was developed using discarded microwave ovens and will be primarily be used for the disinfection of small objects carried by medical staff working in COVID-19 hospitals, including phones, pens and other equipment. The same ITI has prepared a low-cost ‘aerosol box’ and ‘face shields’ for the medical staff involved in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Taking note of the commendable work being done by the ITIs, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said that across the country, ITIs have quickly developed robots, sanitizers, reusable masks and aerosol boxes to help fight against this COVID 19 pandemic. The initiatives are not only boosting entrepreneurship amid this crisis but also exhibiting the high standards of capability and competency they have available at their ITIs. Not only the scale but also the quality standards of the products are a showcase of the stellar work which he is confident will lead to containment of COVID-19 infection. The five-layered masks are made of breathable mask fabric with non-woven polypropylene which is cotton-knitted and skin-friendly. It also gives superior protection against bacteria, particles and droplets. The price of the masks has been kept low to ensure easy access and availability has been improved through sale via online platforms including Shoppers Stop and Amazon.

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Report : Anustup Kundu

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