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ZED policy implementation can help manufacturing sector thrive in the country: Kalraj Mishra

image ZED policy implementation can help manufacturing sector thrive in the country: Kalraj Mishra

New Delhi, Aug 22 (KNN) Batting for the 'Zero Effect Zero Defect' policy, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra has said that the manufacturing sector can thrive through implementation of the roadmap.

"Today, the policy of 'Zero Effect, Zero Defect' has gained a lot of attention and importance. Through its implementation, the manufacturing sector can thrive in the country. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the vision of making India a manufacturing hub and the ZED project is a boost to this vision. The establishment of small and medium enterprises is necessary for the Make in India campaign and for the overall progress of the country," Mishra said.

Mishra was addressing the 11th edition of the National Quality Conclave (NQC) 2016, organised by the Quality Council of India (QCI).

The Minister said the manufactured products of India should be at par with international standards and should be able to compete with global products.

"The manufacturing of the MSMEs need to get clearance on 20 parameters and the Zero Effect Zero Defect maturity model in association with ISI gives certification to these enterprises,” he said.

The Zero Effect Zero Defect maturity model not only provides certification but also gives financial assistance to the MSMEs. There are five levels on which they are rated- bronze, silver, gold, platinum and diamond. The financial help is different for these various levels, he added.

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said this will take the MSMEs to global standards and enable them to be a part of the global supply chain and penetrate global markets.

The inaugural session also witnessed the signing of a MoU between Quality Council of India and Food Industry Capacity and Skill Initiative (FICSI) for the design of a framework for certification of individuals in the food sector.

Prabhu said the railways as a transport service is used by a large population and thus, quality plays a key role to ensure the smooth journey of its passengers.

"Considering the fact that the number of passengers are increasing day by day, it is important for the quality of services are of high standards and match the expectations of the travellers," he added.

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