Workshop on “Outreach of Emerging Technologies to MSMEs” in New Delhi on September 26, 2019. Photo: PIB
India’s Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) has stressed that technology should be used with a view to improve the life condition of poorest of the poor. The minister inaugurated the workshop on Outreach of Emerging Technologies to MSMEs in New Delhi on Thursday (September 26).
He said that technology is needed for production, preservation, and marketing of products and coping up with new technologies is essential to compete in the global market.
He added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of making India a five trillion dollar economy can be achieved by growth of MSME’s through adopting new technologies.
The primary objective of this workshop was awareness generation and dissemination of knowledge about some of the emerging technologies, their applications, the kind of potential they offer, the impact they can have on various sectors of economy, challenges faced in adoption, and some relevant models from around the world.
The other aim was to chart a way forward for institution-institution collaboration to make the penetration of these technologies to the MSMEs faster and effective.
For this purpose, the ministry has invited people from different educational institutes like IIT Delhi, IISc Bengaluru, Department of Science and Technology, industry associations, and different players operating in the market to participate in this initiative.