'Use govt schemes, prepare for national markets'

KASSIA hosts workshop on export awareness and NMCP in city

inauguration: Director of MSMED Institute, Bangalore S M Jamkhandhi, President of KASSIA Prakash N Raykar,  chairman of Mysore Lacs and Paints Ltd.,M V Ravishankar and Joint director of district industries centre M Shivashankar at a workshop organised by KASSIA in Mysore on Tuesday. DH PhotoDirector of micro small and medium enterprises development (MSMED) institute, Bangalore S M Jamkhandhi on Tuesday exhorted the small scale industries to make use of programmes devised by the government to encourage the realm.

He was speaking after inaugurating a workshop on export awareness programme and presentation on national marketing competitive programme (NMCP) organised by the ministry of MSMED, MSMEd Institute, district industries centre (DIC) and Karnataka small scale industries association (KASSIA) in the city.

Briefing about NMCP the officer said there are ten components including incubation level, design creating scheme, patent, technology and tool rooms upgradation, financial assistance for better packaging to name a few.

Among them the industries can claim grant of Rs 6.5 lakh if the programme is successfully implemented at the incubation level. Similarly the expenditure on best of designs will be reimbursed. In addition to this the officer said that ministry has been demanding the banks to reserve 20 per cent of credit to small and medium enterprises, besides public sector units to procure 20 per cent of outsourced equipment from the enterprises.

In what could help MSME sectors to play a role in global market too, the officer gave a call to them to exploit the opportunities available.

First and foremost the very industries have to be competitive, when there is an ongoing dialogue over rupee based trade system among SAARC nations.

The industries are growing at a rapid speed to the level of bigger players, so much so that the former (MSME) have emerged largest exporter and also employer.

The very progress has made industries jewels in the crowning glory of India. If they (Industries) have to retain the glint forever, they have to practice the ability of competitivenesses.

President of KASSIA Prakash N Raykar said in a recently held meeting in Bangalore as a prelude to forthcoming global investors meet (GIM) the association has apprised the authorities concerned to issue guidelines to PSUs and industries to give prominence to local suppliers.

Joint director of DIC M Shivashankar, managing director of Mysore Lacs and Paints Ltd., K G Suresh, chairman, M V Ravishankar, chairman of KASSIA Credit Cooperative Society P V Janardhan, Sreeshyla Ramannavar and Suresh Kumar Jain of Mysore Industries Association were present.

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