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MSMEs Role Key In Making India A Manufacturing Hub: Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, on May 10, said that the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are playing a major role in making India a manufacturing and technology hub.

“As we are moving fast towards industrial revolution, the MSMEs are playing major role in making our nation a manufacturing and technology hub,” Fadnavis said after laying the foundation stone of the new building of an MSME technology centre at the Institute of Design of Electrical Measuring Instrument in Mumbai.

The centre is being set up for skill-training in mechanical, electrical and electronics areas. At the institute, 10,000 students will be trained every year with 100 per cent placements, the CM said.

Fadnavis said that the centre is a bridge between the Union government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative and the ‘Skill India’ mission, and it will play a major role in the country’s progress.

“While moving ahead we must stress more on quality improvement which will in turn lead India to grow as a power centre of advanced technologies,” he said.

Union Minister for MSMEs Kalraj Mishra, Maharashtra Industries Minister Subhash Desai and Lok Sabha MP from Mumbai North Central, Poonam Mahajan, were present on the occasion.

A new centre to boost MSME:

Earlier, Union MSME Minister Kalraj Mishra and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched the Institute for Design of Electrical Measuring Equipment (IDIME), a new centre to boost small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs), at Sion in Mumbai.

Fadnavis said the state government was working on combining human resources with skill development to revive the MSMEs with added advantage of technological upgradation.

The IDIME, he said, would work as a bridge between Make in India and Skill India.

“The general perception is that big manufacturing sectors generate more employment. The fact is small and medium enterprises have greater potential for growth and employment,” said Fadnavis,

The IDEMI promises to impart highly specialised skill training to 10,000 students every year with 100 per cent placement.