India needs more technology centers; must be built quickly, says Minister of MSMEs



Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Narayan Rane said on Friday that for a population of 135 crore, the country needs more technology centers that need to be built quickly.

He said this during the virtual inauguration of a technology center in Rohtak, Haryana.

He added that the new technologies developed in these centers should be disseminated to more and more people, to build a nation of entrepreneurs.

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“The technology developed in these MSME centers will give a good boost to the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative, during the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he added.

In a separate statement, the ministry said that the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched the SPIN (Boosting India’s Potential) program and set up a pottery group under the SFURTI program in Varanasi to empower over 1,100 people from the marginalized potters community. .

As part of SPIN, KVIC will help potters get easy bank loans that will help them diversify their businesses and increase their income.

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A Kashi pottery group was also started at Bhatti village in Varanasi.

The cluster, set up over an area of ​​7,100 square feet at a cost of Rs 2.50 crore, provided direct employment to 340 pottery artisans.

It is equipped with modern equipment such as kilns, electric pottery wheels, blowing machines, pug mills and other modern equipment for the higher production of clay pottery.



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