New Delhi, March 11: Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions to curb this situation created many challenges in various fields. Micro, Small and Medium business sectors face many issues like workers migration, as well as regular workflow challenge. To resolve these issues with low investment requirements, operational flexibility and the capacity to develop appropriate indigenous technology, MSMEs have the power to propel India to new heights.
Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated the two Technology Centres and three Extension Centres of MSME virtually. The Technology Centres which were inaugurated have been set up at Visakhapatnam and Bhopal and the Extension Centres at Srinagar, Jaipur and Nagpur.
These Technology Centres will train more than 16 thousand students annually and have the infrastructure for training and production.
Gadkari also launched the 7 Udyam Express Mobile Vans with a view to providing assistance to MSME in remote areas and also make aware the youth of rural areas about government’s schemes.
On this occasion, Mr Gadkari said that if the country has to overcome the three biggest problems of poverty, starvation and unemployment, then we have to create jobs.
The MSME has rolled out the Technology Centres Systems Programme to develop the competitiveness ecosystems of MSME in the country. He emphasised the conversion of knowledge into wealth.
The Minister also stressed a district-wise development plan to realise the dream of making an Aatmanirbhar Bharat. He said the technological centres should have coordination, cooperation and communication with the local industries.
The MSME Minister laid more emphasis on the performance audit of all the technological and extension centres. He called upon all concerned to make the system result-oriented, transparent and corruption-free.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for MSME, Pratap Chandra Sarangi said, nearly 2.50 lakh students are getting training at these centres and the tool room works from normal designing to the area of robotics. Talking about the mobile Udyam Express, he said, these mobile vans will go to the villages and make people aware of all aspects of entrepreneurship along with imparting training to them.