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Government To Provide All Support To Indian manufacturing: Anant Geete

Addressing at the Smart Manufacturing Summit organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Geete said government committed to provide all support to make Indian manufacturing globally competitive. Manufacturing is one of the key sectors of the Indian economy and adoption of a wide set of smart technologies in Indian manufacturing will be essential for making the sector globally competitive.

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The government will provide all the support to private players to make Indian manufacturing more competitive, said Anant Geete, Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, on Friday (27 November) .

Addressing at the Smart Manufacturing Summit organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Geete said government committed to provide all support to make Indian manufacturing globally competitive. Manufacturing is one of the key sectors of the Indian economy and adoption of a wide set of smart technologies in Indian manufacturing will be essential for making the sector globally competitive.

Mr Amitabh Kant, Secretary DIPP, said that Indian manufacturing is on the cusp of a transformation and leveraging advantages of Industry 4.0 will support the faster growth of an efficient and cost competitive manufacturing sector. India should take the lead in creating a new Industrial Revolution, emphasized Mr Kant. He stressed on the urgent need for skill transformation to seize this opportunity by creating the relevant technology-driven skill base to drive this revolution. For this, the technology usage in colleges and schools needs to be aligned to workplace skills requirements, he stressed. He urged the Industry, academia, R&D institutions to come together and create a multi-disciplinary curriculum and ecosystem to support this transformation.

Anant J Talaulicar, Chairman , CII Manufacturing council and Chairman and Managing Director, Cummins India Ltd said that a shift to smart manufacturing is key for making Indian manufacturing vibrant and competitive. He highlighted that customized offerings were at the heart of smart manufacturing and had already started taking root in the manufacturing sector globally. There is a need to identify the sectors which would be the champions of this transformation and provide them with the “recipe of success” in terms of an enabling ecosystem to drive this change.

Jayant Davar, Co-Chairman, CII Manufacturing Council, and Co-Chairman & Managing Director, Sandhar Technologies said that Smart manufacturing is an aspiration for creating a highly competitive Indian way of manufacturing ie “Made in india“ and would rest on the pillars of Make in India, Digital India, Skill India, Start up India etc that together will take Indian manufacturing to the next level.

Putting his perspective on the Smart Manufacturing Roadmap, Rahul Gangal ,Partner, Roland Berger, stated that Smart manufacturing is the next level of the industrial revolution that the global manufacturing is gearing to and would entail full integration and digitalization of the entire value chain.

Speaking earlier at the session, Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry underlined the fact that smart manufacturing which encompasses innovation, entrepreneurship and technology is completely going to revolutionise India’s manufacturing landscape. Calling for a National Action Plan for Smart Manufacturing, Banerjee stated that Government Industry and Academia must collaborate and ensure that India is ready for this revolution.