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Patowary spells quality mantra to MSME units

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 12: Assam Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary has called upon all the MSME units to put thrust on producing quality products, which alone will help the units survive the severe competition from global companies.

The Minister said this while attending a tiol workshop on ‘Lean Manufacturing’. The workshop was organized by FINER in association with MSME-Development Institute, Guwahati at NEDFI Convention Centre, Guwahati today.

The Industries Minister said, “We often talk about industrial growth and its benefits to the state’s economy, employment generation and its growth & development. However, we tend to forget a vital point, which is waste magement.”

“With rising concerns on global warming and climate change, industry vis-a-vis waste magement has become a very sensitive as well as a crucial issue. All industries, including MSMEs must address this for betterment of our standard of living. Lean manufacturing is an initiative to address this issue. It is a holistic approach to reduce wastes, increase production and improve the quality of products, which are essential for competing in tiol and intertiol markets,” he added.

The minister further stated that a proposal to set up a tool room of Rs. 12.5 crore in Assam for skill training to youth will soon be sent to the Ministry of MSME, Government of India.

Addressing the gathering of MSME entrepreneurs from North East Region and Sikkim, along with other industry associates and stakeholders, SN Tripathi, Additiol Secretary and Development Commissioner (MSME), Government of India, said, “Just like a mother, who sees her image in her child, nurtures and takes care of the baby, entrepreneurs must also see their images in their products so that quality is taken care of Lean Manufacturing transfers profitability to the manufacturers by optimum use of the resources.”

Additiol Secretary Tripathi added, “MSMEs must adopt a competitive spirit and must always remain alert to the sound of competitiveness from other partners to sustain and survive in the market.”

“The global trend suggests that manufacturing enterprises working as clusters and aggregators are highly benefited”, added Tripathi by citing examples of Uber, Make my Trip, Airbnb. He lastly asked the audience to download the ‘My MSME’ mobile application which acts as a source of all information related to MSME’s policies, services and schemes.

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