Nashik : Nashik Citizens’ Forum demanded to start a printing technology diploma at government polytechnic here considering Currency Note Press, India Security Press, government printing press and printing and packaging industries in Nashik.
Currently, government printing diploma is available at Mumbai and Beed. NCF made this demand in a memorandum sent to Higher and Technical Minister Vinod Tawade, MP Hemant Godse, director of Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education Dr. Abhay Wagh and joint director D P Nathe.
Nashik is a rapidly developing metropolitan city. It is a prime centre of agriculture and agriculture processing industry. It is also leading in industrial development. The entire sector requires printing and packaging service on large scale. More than 400 such industries and industries which are depend on them are functioning here. Editions of various newspapers are also being printed here.
There is a need of skilled manpower for this sector, but there is shortage of it. Considering this, start a printing technology diploma at government polytechnic in Samangaon, NCF demanded.
Basic facilities which are essential to start this diploma are available at the polytechnic. If this course is started in Nashik, students in north Maharashtra will get bigger opportunity and need of skilled manpower in printing sector will be fulfilled, the memorandum states.
President of NCP Sunil Bhaybhang stated that there is a scope for growth of printing industry in Nashik and there is requirement of skilled manpower in this sector. If printing course is started here, a new employment sector will be opened for youths in north Maharashtra. A new sector will also be developed and economy here will get momentum, he added.
“Considering shortage of skilled manpower, our demand is to start this course at government polytechnic,” said president of Nashik district printers association Ajit Modak.