In consonance with the Government’s rehabilitation program for prisoners, Varanasi Central Jail organised a stainless steel fabrication workshop for the jail inmates. The training program was facilitated by one of India’s largest stainless steel manufacturers, Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited (JSHL). Spread over a period of three months, the first phase of the workshop for 50 shortlisted prisoners was conducted today by JSHL’s fabrication experts.
The stainless steel fabrication training program is meticulously designed to educate trainees on key fabrication functions like welding, cutting, and polishing of stainless steel. Understanding these functions will help them design a number of stainless steel components,including railings, gates, utensils, small furniture, etc. The training program encompasses theoretical knowledge as well as practical fabrication experience.
Speaking on this initiative, Managing Director, JSHL, Abhyuday Jindal, said, “We are happy to be associated with such an initiative which will enhance employment. The fabrication and welding of stainless steel require special expertise. As industry leaders, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to strengthen this industry-specific skill set in India. We are open to take up such opportunities in the future where we can act as an enabler of livelihood for thousands of people.”
Encouraged by the Skill India initiative, JSHL has organised numerous stainless steel fabrication training programs for youths and local fabricators in various cities across India. As of today, over 10,000 fabricators across India have been trained in stainless steel fabrication.
Compared to conventional materials like mild steel and carbon steel, stainless steel is a green metal as it nearly 100% recyclable. Given its properties of resistance to corrosion, heat, pressure, and ageing, the metal finds application in diverse sectors, including railways, metro projects, bridges, transportation, heavy machinery etc. Regular hands-on training and expert professional guidance will help in boosting the domestic manufacturing sector.