Mysuru, Jan 7: Experts in aerospace and defence industries on Thursday called for building an ecosystem to hone skills for the ‘Make in India’ initiative to succeed in the absence of skilled manpower at mass level. “The industry and academia have to jointly build an ecosystem to invent, innovate and industrialise for the government’s ‘Make in India’ programme, as our human resources have not been skillfully tapped or trained,” former scientific advisor to defence minister, V.K. Aatre, said at the 103rd Indian Science Congress here. He said the ambitious programme would remain a slogan without a ecosystem to conceptualise, design and hold intellectual property rights (IPR) in the country. “I do not want to end up making a slogan like Make in India for only manufacturing. I would rather expand to design, innovate and acquire IPR to develop skills and indigenise technology for self-reliance,” Aatre told delegates at a panel discussion on ‘Skills set development in engineering, manufacturing for Make in India initiatives’. (IANS)
'Need ecosystem to hone skills for Make in India'