‘Lack of govt support reason for slow pace of industrialisation'

Sudheer Nayak ridiculed the ‘Make in India’ projects, calling them mere lip service and far from reality.

Sudheer Nayak, president of the Udupi District Small Industries Association, lamented that lack of support by the government has resulted in the slow pace of industrialisation in the country.

Speaking at the conference on ‘Save, Audit and Manage Energy for Increased Profitability’, organised for MSMEs by Justice K S Hegde Institute of Management, Nitte, he said that India was a global leader in cashew industries, but has been replaced by Vietnam, following the disinterest of the government to support cashew factories.

He ridiculed the ‘Make in India’ projects, calling them mere lip service and far from reality. The government’s figures are fashionable, in reality, however, it is a totally different scenario. The Indian government should support the industrialisation on lines similar to that of the Japanese government. He also stressed on saving the energy with proper management.

Dr Niranjan Chiplunkar, NMAMIT principal, said that the generation of power and the consumption of power are two crucial aspects that need to be taken into consideration. India is in the fifth place in terms of power generation and in the sixth position in terms of power consumption. The current lifestyle and rapid industrialisation have led to excess power consumption. The reduction in the consumption and cost should be the major concerns, said the principal.

He called for a change in the mindset, saying every individual should make up his or her mind to save energy. He maintained that a smart grid system is needed for the benefit of the ecosystem.

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