R Murugan, past national vice-president, BAI, said the association has already kicked off efforts in this regard in some states. "The Andhra Pradesh Builders' Association, part of BAI, has already started a training institute for construction workers in that state.
This venture has the support of the state government, which has allotted 200 acres for setting up the institute," he said. The Tamil Nadu centre of the association has tied up with the Anna University in Chennai for a similar training facility.
On Kerala plans, he said BAI was in talks with authorities at the government level in a bid to convince the College of Engineering in Thiruvananthapuram to help set up a training facility on the lines of the Chennai centre.