Mr. Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) laid the Foundation Stone for MSME Technology Centre at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
GREATER NOIDA: Speaking on the occasion, Kalraj Mishra said that this Technology Centre will focus on technological & skilled manpower support to Electronics Systems Design & Manufacturing (ESDM), automotive electronics sectors of the region. The Technology Centre, apart from technological support to the industries, would train nearly 3000 trainees annually on becoming fully operational. He also highlighted that the National Vendor Development Programme (NVDP) would facilitate matchmaking between large scale Public Sector Undertakings & MSMEs by bringing them together at a common platform for mutual benefit of both.
This Technology Centre is one of the 15 new Technology Centres that are being established in the country by Ministry of MSME. This Centre will provide support to Electronics Systems Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) and automotive electronics sector particularly Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises towards their technological and skilled manpower requirements. The Programme would be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs. 2,200 crore including World Bank loan assistance of US $ 200 million.
The Technology Centre will also ensure competitiveness of the MSMEs in the Electronics Systems Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) eco-system by strengthening their linkages to the mainstream manufacturing sector across the globe.
Along with Mr Mishra, the presence of Mr Ram Naik, Governor of Uttar Pradesh and Mr Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Mr Giriraj Singh, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism & Culture were also present there. A National Vendor Development Programme (NVDP) Exhibition was also organized during this event.
For the Technology Centre, Greater Noida, Government of Uttar Pradesh has provided 15 acres of land free of cost, whereas Government of India would be investing more than Rs.145 crore for creating facilities towards plant & machinery, development of civil and associate infrastructure.
Mr Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises said that Technology Centre at Greater Noida will focus on ESDM (Electronics Systems Design & Manufacturing) sector and will address the requirement of the catchment area, as the Noida and Greater Noida have been at the epicentre of the development of the ESDM industry in North India. This Technology Centre will play an important role in enhancing the competitiveness of the MSME units in ESDM sector and entrepreneurs of the region.
Mr Giriraj Singh, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, said that Technology Centre at Greater Noida will focus to cater to ESDM sector development, Innovation & design services, prototyping, testing & calibration, incubation and training in Electronic Repair & Maintenance and Computer Hardware & software would be the prominent activities to be undertaken by the Technology Centre.
Mr Ram Naik, Governor, Uttar Pradesh, on the occasion said that timely completion of the Technology Centre is very important for the development of the State. He also said that Uttar Pradesh as a big state deserves one more Technology Centre in addition to the ones sanctioned at Kanpur and Greater Noida and he requested the Union Government to do the necessary for opening one more at the earliest.
Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/c), Ministry of Tourism & Culture said that these Technology Centre will go a long way in developing the skills of the people in this region. It will also help in increasing the odds of getting skilled jobs for the people.
Shri Surendra Nath Tripathi, Additional Secretary & Development Commissioner (MSME) while welcoming the dignitaries conveyed thanks to State Government of Uttar Pradesh for allotment 15 acres of land free of cost for the Project and assured that all efforts would be made to complete the project in a time bound manner.