On ‘National Small Industries Day’, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Shri Narayan Rane took to Twitter to announce that 16 million young people have been trained subsequently benefiting from over 3 million MSME units in the last 9 years, across 18 tool rooms and technology centers operated by the Ministry of MSMEs across the country.
Shri Rane said that the tool rooms and technology centers working under the Ministry of MSMEs are making significant contribution towards realizing the dream of Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi of a self-reliant India. These tool rooms and technology centers also provide step-by-step support in producing cutting-edge products.
Shri Rane said that these tool rooms design and manufacture medium and small sized equipment as per international standards which are used in industries related to sporting goods, plastic, automobile, footwear, glass, perfume, foundry and forging, electronics and space sector. In the recently launched Chandrayaan-3 mission, the Bhubaneswar Tool Room produced around 54,000 aerospace components of 437 types. Tool rooms have also played an important role in meeting the domestic needs of PPE kits, disinfectant machines, oxygen concentrators, as well as in their exports to foreign countries in the difficult times of Corona pandemic.
The MSME Minister informed through his tweet that 15 more technology centers are being set up to further strengthen the MSME units in the country.