Department of heavy industries ties-up with IIT-Kharagpur for Make in India

The centre will focus on reinvigorating manufacturing in India through technological interventions

GN Bureau | November 11, 2016


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 The department of heavy industries has partnered with IIT-Kharagpur to set up a centre of excellence on advanced manufacturing, in a move to step-up the Make in India initiative.

 The centre would undertake extensive research in the area of advanced manufacturing for modern, healthy and robust auto, heavy engineering, heavy electrical and capital goods sectors and self-reliant and growth oriented public sector undertakings, according to news report.
 
 Babul Supriyo, minister of state for heavy industries and public enterprises, said, “In comparison to western and southern India, eastern India has a dearth of such centres of excellence…Central government has schemes wherein such centres of excellence will receive 80 percent funding from the government, while 20 percent will be raised by various stakeholders, and the facility built could be used by all stakeholders.” 
 Vishvajit Sahay, secretary, department of heavy industries said India has set a goal to develop national goods and increase exports from 27 percent to 40 percent.
 
“Many projects are being launched to boost manufacturing towards this end. Through this centre, local industries big or small will work with IIT-Kharagpur for requirement of heavy machineries.”
 
 The centre will focus on reinvigorating manufacturing in India through technological interventions. It will also boost value additions in terms of innovations in materials, manufacturing processes, new technologies, and bringing academic rigor to industrial and organisational practices. It will also create an ecosystem for indigenisation and innovations in the manufacturing sector involving small and medium scale enterprises. And will bring in international expertise through partnerships with the best in the world.
 

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