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Union MSME Minister on Saturday laid the foundation stone of a Rs.102-crore Technological Development Centre (TDC) for micro, small and medium enterprises at Baddi. It will boost #MakeInIndia

Kalraj Mishra, Union MSME Minister

                                   Kalraj Mishra, Union MSME Minister

Kalraj Mishra, Union MSME Minister  on Saturday laid the foundation stone of a Rs.102-crore Technological Development Centre (TDC) for micro, small and medium enterprises at Baddi in Solan district, which he said would give impetus to the Make in India initiative. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was also present.

Union MSME Minister said, “The tool room, which is expected to be eco-friendly, will be set up under the Technology Centre System Programme (TCSP) of the central government”.

The main objective of such a technology centre, he said, is to keep pace with changing technologies and the World Bank had sanctioned Rs.2,200 crore for setting up such units at 15 locations across the country, adding that 10 places have been identified so far.

He thanked the state government for providing 20 acres free of cost for the technology centre.

Similar technology centres are coming up in Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Uttarakhand and other places where more than one lakh youth will be trained, who would either set up their own industrial units or get employed by major industries.

Mishra also promised support from the ministry to set up rural-based industrial units in the state.

To back up his claim, Mishra said the ministry is working on strengthening the Rural Self-employment Training Institutes and for those seeking online registration, the government has provided a one-page form to facilitate entrepreneurs.

The Union minister also announced shifting of the Multi-purpose Development Training Centre from Kaned to Sundernagar in Mandi district.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said the technology centre/tool room being set up would provide consultancy and advisory services in technology and engineering solutions for improvement of quality and productivity.

Source : The Statesman