To support the Skill India Mission of Government of India, Oil PSUs under theguidance of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas took initiative to set up six SkillDevelopment Institutes across India for skill training of unemployed andunderprivileged youth. SDI Bhubaneswar (SDI-B) is the first such institute set up inthe Hydrocarbon Sector on 9th May 2016. The other SDIs are located at Kochi,Vizag, Raebareli, Ahmedabad and Guwahati. The PSUs in the Oil & Gas Sectorinvolved in this noble and unique initiative are IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, GAIL, ONGC,OIL, EIL and Balmer Lawrie.
IndianOil, being the anchor investor in SDI-B, is steering it as a ‘Greenfield MegaModel Multi Skilling Institute’. SDI-B is fast emerging as a premier skill developmentinstitute in the country helping the cause of ‘skilling youth, enhancing livelihood’.