Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) on Wednesday inaugurated two technology centres in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh and another three extension centres of big technological centres and seven mobile Udyam Express.
Gadkari expressed that the technological centres should have co-ordination, co-operation and communication with the local industries and emphasised on the need to have a performance audit of all technological and extension centres.
He also touched upon the Indian automobile sector where the industy’s target is to reach Rs 10 lakh crore in the next five years from current Rs 4,50,000 lakh crore.
On the same occasion, Minister of State of MSME, Pratap Chandra Sarangi said that there are around 250,000 students are getting training at these centres and tool room works from normal designing to the area of robotics.
Sarangi also highlighted that these mobile vans under Udyam Express will go to the villages and make people aware about all aspects of entrepreneurship with imparting training to them.
Post setting up of the new centres the additional capacity for skilling four lakh trainees and assisting one lakh MSMEs will be created to provide technology, incubation, skilling and advisory support to the industry in the country.