To promote ‘Make in India’ MSME-Samsung Technical School programme to be strengthen

To promote ‘Make in India’ MSME-Samsung Technical School programme to be strengthen

Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) chaired a meeting with the Mr. HyunChil Hong, President & CEO, Samsung South West Asia here today to discuss about the ongoing joint programme at MSME-Samsung Technical School across the country.

MSME-Samsung Technical School has been set up following an MOU signed between the Ministry of MSME and Samsung Electronics. The MOU aims to establish Ten “MSME–Samsung Technical Schools” at MSME Technology Centers for conducting joint training programmes at various parts of the country.

This is one of the possible models under which the training imparted to youth, increases to a great extent the possibility of their subsequent employment as well as motivates them to establish their own enterprises. It shall provide students trade-specific training on repair and troubleshooting for consumer electronics products such as mobile phones, televisions, home theatres and home appliances. Additionally students will also be educated in soft skills that will further enable them to provide exemplary customer service.

Samsung officials also informed that they are promoting the concept of “Make in India” by sourcing a lot of parts and components of their products from Indian industries especially MSMEs.

Looking into the success of this unique PPP based initiative, the Minister desired to explore the possibility of replicating this successful model in at least 50 more locations. He also underlined the role of Samsung in enhancing the capacity of Indian MSMEs by sourcing various parts and components from them.

Shri Madhav Lal, Secretary, MSME, Shri Amarendra Sinha, Special Secretary & Development Commissioner, MSME, Mr. Hyun Woo Bang, Senior Vice President, Samsung South West Asia, Mr. SD Do, Head Customer Satisfaction, Mr. Deepak Bhardwaj, Vice President, Samsung South West Asia and other senior officers of the Ministry were also present on the occasion.

Minister of MSME to inaugurate Rapid Incubation Centre in Rwanda

Minister of MSME Shri Kalraj Mishra will be visiting Rwanda on 16 & 17 January, 2015 to inaugurate the Rapid Incubation Centre in the fields of food processing, light engineering and vocational trades established by NSIC under India Africa Forum Summit (IAFS-II). The Minister will also witness the progress of vocational training in the country set with the help of Indian Government. He has been invited by the Minister of Education , Prof. S.L. Wakabamba, Government of Rawanda.

Rwanda`s economy is based mostly on subsistence agriculture and its manufacturing sector is dominated by the production of import substitutes for internal consumption. The Government of Rwanda is in the process of establishing small enterprises in the country and looks towards India for cooperation in the development of MSMEs in that country. The visit will provide an insight into the structure of Micro, Small & Medium enterprises in Rwanda and will help strengthen areas of cooperation at policy level in this sector.

On his return journey the Minister Shri Kalraj Mishra will also visit South Africa. India and South Africa, besides historical linkages, share industrial and trade relations extensively. The Minister of Small Businesses of Government of South Africa during her recent visit to India in November, 2014, had invited the Minister of MSME, to South Africa to further discuss expansion of bilateral cooperation in the field of MSMEs between the two countries.

As the process of industrialization expands further in South Africa, it finds greater synergy with Indian MSMEs particularly in entrepreneurship development and technological incubation in South Africa. In this reference, NSIC, an enterprise with the Ministry of MSME, is signing an MoU of Cooperation with Black Business Council(BBC) of South Africa for developing youth owned enterprises in South Africa. The MoU is scheduled to be signed in the presence of Minister of MSME, during his visit to South Africa. The MoU, besides cooperation in MSME sector, also focuses on BBC’s efforts to economically empower the marginilised group in South Africa through NSIC’s Rapid Incubation Programm. NSIC has been requested by BBC to establish five such Rapid Incubation Centres in South Africa.

The presence of the Minister of MSME, during the signing ceremony between two organizations will further strengthen the commitment of cooperation with South Africa in developing MSMEs in the country and thus, be a partner in economic transformation of South Africa.

The visit of Shri Kalraj Mishra will also provide an opportunity to further renew NSIC’s cooperation with Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) under the Ministry of Small Business, Government of South Africa. NSIC’s Cooperation with SEDA has been instrumental not only in enhancing cooperation in the field of MSMEs in South Africa but also plays an important role in tri-nations cooperation under India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Forum.


Minister of State for MSME visits Khadi Gram Udyog Bhavan

The Minister of State for MSME Shri Giriraj Singh visited the Khadi Gram Udyog Bhavan here today. He was accompanied by FDCI president and fashion designer and Shri Sunil Sethi.

Speaking on the occasion the Minister talked about the purity of khadi products in terms of negligible carbon footprint and environment friendly nature. He also emphasised on increasing the contribution of khadi and on creating more jobs for rural women in khadi sector by the means of khadi.

The minister further added that PM Narendra Modi in his “Mann ki Baat” speech had said that we must promote the use of Khadi and we should buy at least one khadi article. He also recalled that the PM had said, if you buy Khadi, you light the lamp of prosperity in the house of the poor. This appeal of the PM led to an increase in the sale of Khadi by 125% at the various outlets all over India. This reflects a latent demand for Khadi, which needs to be tapped which in turn will create rural employment. Shri Giriraj Singh said that the USP of the Khadi product is its eco-friendly nature which leaves behind near zero carbon footprint.

Professional inputs were given by Shri Sunil Sethi on how to market khadi and connect with youth. He also called upon the need to involve more fashion designers and NIFT graduates.

Present on the occasion were Director KVIC Shri S.P. Singh and other officials of KVIC.

Meeting of the Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan with Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh

Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh met Minister for Chemical and Fertilizers Shri Anant Kumar and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (I/C), Petroleum and Natural Gas today to discuss the expansion of capacity of Refinery at Bina, a Joint Venture of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Oman Oil Corporation Ltd. (OOCL). Capacity of the Refinery is proposed to be enhanced from 6 MMTPA to 7.8 MMTPA by 2018 at estimated cost of Rs.3500 crores, in the first phase. Capacity of the Refinery is proposed to be enhanced to 15 MMTPA in second phase at an estimated cost of Rs.18000-20000 crores for which pre feasibility studies will be undertaken in 3 months. During the meeting the State Government was requested to provide additional incentives like interest free loan and exemption from CST and Entry Tax etc. for the proposed expansions.

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