Rajasthan Industries Dept and QCI sign MoU for adding sustainability to MSMEs
New Delhi, June 14 (KNN) A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Rajasthan Industries Department and Quality Council of India (QCI) for adding sustainability to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in Rajasthan.
Under the agreement, QCI will extend support to the MSMEs in Rajasthan for their ranking in accordance to ‘zero effect, zero defect’ policy.
Industries Commissioner, Krishna Kunal after signing the MoU, said that the industries department and QCI will jointly work for the up-gradation of MSME products and help them acquire ZED ranking in accordance to international standards.
The MSMEs will be registered at ZED portal and on the basis of self assessment; the registered MSMEs at the portal will be extended Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond and Platinum ranking on basis of self-assessment.
Also, QCI will provide the technical support for providing training to officials of the industries department and of the MSME industries regarding provisions of the assessment.
The zero effect, zero defect policy has been promoted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inspiring and encouraging MSME industries for production without defect and minimum impact on environment.
The environment impact of the production process is often taken in consideration by foreign buyers and thus the industries to have ‘zero effect’ shall have an extended market, while ‘zero defect’ shall ensure the buyers about credibility of the products.