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Skilled manpower is a must to make India a Manufacturing hub: Nitin Gadkari

Skilled manpower is a must to make India a Manufacturing hub: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, Aug 31 (UNI) Union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday that skilled manpower is a must to make India a manufacturing hub.
He inaugurated Technology Centre set up at Bhiwadi in Alwar District of Rajasthan via video conferencing.
During the occasion, he said that manufacturing sector contributes around 22 to 24 per cent in the GDP of the Country and in wake of 'Atmanirbharat Bharat’ call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he informed that the government is making 15 new Technology Centres (TCs) and upgrading 18 existing TCs to create skilled manforce.
He added that killed man power is a must to make the country a manufacturing hub.
Mr Gadkari further said TCs can work as a catalyst in the area and we are thinking of providing loans to TCs so that they may buy new machinery and new technology to cater to the needs of local industries. Work on Extension Centres is also going on for these TCs, he added.
He appealed to State Governments to provide land and other logistic support for these Extension Centres. These Extension Centre can fulfill the needs of new and existing industries of the area.
He suggested that infrastructure of existing Polytechniques, ITI’s, Engineering Colleges should be utilized for skilling the youth and support of industries can also be taken.
Minister of State for MSME Pratap Chandra Sarangi congratulated the people of Bhiwadi & Rajasthan for Technology Centre and expressed hope that it will prove to be a milestone for development of the area.
He said that country is facing economic crisis these days due to COVID-19 Pandemic and these centres are of utmost importance as they will help in increasing production, reducing unemployment and fulfill the dream of a self reliant country.
He also appealed to youth of the country to improve their skills, make themselves industry ready and respond to the call of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ given by the Prime Minister.
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