EEPC India Technology Centre on Friday organised a full day session on usage of alternative materials to make the product efficient, cost effective and light. CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)’s AMPRI ( Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute) – country’s premier R&D institution of advanced materials and processes would impart the required expertise to EEPC India members to use the alternative materials for exportable products.

On this occasion an MOU has been signed between Mr Adhip Mitra, Addl Executive Director & Secretary, EEPC India and Dr S K S Rathore Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR- AMPRI on behalf of the respective organisations . The theme of MoU was to educate MSMEs on Materials Science and Engineering to move up value chain for Sustainability to ensure high quality /standards of engineering exports.

Mr Ravi Sehgal, chairman EEPC India touched upon the significance of MOU which will enable engineering exporters to benefit from eminent Scientists of AMPRI to bring improvement in their production techniques using alternative materials. He added while Indian engineering exports have been growing by 10% with variation, reaching a historic high of USD 81 Billion during FY 2018- 19, which is over 25% of India’s total exports.

The Department of Commerce has conferred a mandate to EEPC India to set up technology centres across the country for helping, the MSMEs with new technologies. As globally Industry 4.0 is the new buzzword. Indian MSMEs should leapfrog one generation. “That is where EEPC Technology Centre comes in. EEPC India Technology Centre in Bengaluru and also the one we would be opening shortly in Kolkata , with a view to develop export product by providing a forum for Industry and Academia discussion and learning” Mr Sehgal said at the seminar.

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Dr Avanish Kumar Srivastava, Director, CSIR- AMPRI, Bhopal said that Government has allotted 2% GDP for R & D and they are always provided with the required fund. It is very important for young Indian engineers to go for start ups with these alternative materials and become ‘job creators’ rather than being ‘job seekers’. The rise in Indian Engineering exports from $10 Million in 1955 to $81 Million over a period of six decades reflects the amount of hard work done by EEPC India and Government and Industry cohesively. This work needs to continue to meet the aspirational target of $200 billion by 2025.



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