Non-governmental organisation uPVC Windows Doors Manufacturers Association (UWDMA) has set up country’s first of its kind skill development centre for fabrication of uPVC windows and doors at ITI Bhiwadi in Rajasthan. UWDMA is a non-governmental organization formed by industry leaders to promote and propagate uPVC windows and doors and it’s benefits to the Indian construction industry and general public at large.
Set up in collaboration with the Department of Skills, Employment & Entrepreneurship of the Rajasthan government, all basic amenities at the centre will be provided by the state government.
Member companies would extend 100 per cent funding in the form of machines, profiles, hardware, steel, money, manpower and facilities to conduct practical sessions. The six-month course will begin with a batch of around a dozen students. During the tenure, students will be imparted training on production and installation of different types of uPVC windows and doors. Graduates from this course will be jointly certified by Govt of Rajasthan as well as UWDMA. Later graduates will be placed in member companies. The centre plans to train 45 students by the end of year on uPVC window production and installation.
Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) or rigid PVC is extensively used in the building and construction industry particularly in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States. Though in India it is yet to catch the fancy of the developers and households, uPVC is slowly making its presence felt in India too due increasing awareness about its benefits.