RAJOURI: To create awareness among the Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to achieve Zero Defect in manufacturing to improve competitiveness, General Manager District Industries Centre (DIC) Rajouri in collaboration with ZED ( Zero Defect Zero Effect) division of Quality Council of India, GOI organised one-day workshop at Conference Hall Dak Bunglow, Rajouri.
General Manager District Industries Centre, Rajouri Yasar Arafat presided over the function while Manik Gupta, Assistant Director, ZED-QCI, Government of India made a detailed presentation about the scheme and said that the ZED Scheme is aimed at reducing the polluting effects of manufacturing and improve quality at the same time so that they can compete globally. MSMEs also got registered free of cost under ZED certification scheme during the workshop, an official handout read.
General Manager District Industries Centre, Rajouri Yasar Arafat stated that such workshop shall assist the MSMEs to gradually build their competence and achieve the desired level of excellence in a structured manner.
“The objective of the scheme is to achieve zero defect manufacturing in MSMEs providing quality tools, promoting energy efficient manufacturing, increase productivity , expand market base, reduce wastage, develop new products and processes and to support “ Make in India” campaign,” he stated.
The Ministry of MSME has notified the scheme called “Financial Support to MSMEs in ZED Certification Scheme” launched by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 18th October, 2016 at Ludhiana. The scheme is an extensive drive of the Government of India to enhance global competitiveness of MSMEs by “providing them financial support in assessment, rating and handholding of its manufacturing processes on quality and environment aspects”, the handout added.