MSME-DI Indore holds webinar on opportunities for MSMEs in Oxygen enrichment
New Delhi, Jun 2 (KNN) To help augment the production of Oxygen amidst Covid pandemic, the MSME Development Institute, Indore organized a webinar on ‘Oxygen Enrichment Unit - Opportunities & Scope for Indian MSMEs’ in association with Laghu Udyog Bharti, MP; Indian Medical Association, MP and Inclusive Growth foundation.
On the occasion, Jt. Director, MSME, DI, Indore B C Sahu highlighted various schemes of the government to solve problems faced by MSMEs and to also provide avenues to the MSMEs entrepreneurs and start-ups.
He also encouraged the entrepreneurs for setting up of plants at public and private hospitals in PPP mode for availing a number of schemes of the government.
Prof. (Dr.) Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur who was invited as the key speaker, stressed that the need for oxygen is being fulfilled by and large at the moment but a collaborative response from engineering as well as the medical fraternities and MSME is essential for a long and sustainable solution. Working together would make India ‘Atmanirbhar’ in real spirit and we would be self-sufficient in oxygen.
''There would be a win-win situation for all the stakeholders of society when science is linked to the society with a collaborative approach,'' he added.
He also discussed the modalities of long-term sustainable solutions. In this regard, he stressed upon the need for availability of resources at smaller health care centres in the rural areas. He also talked on the scarcity of trained healthcare personnel and para medical staff who are more vulnerable to the infection.
Mahesh Gupta, President, Laghu Udyog Bharti, MP congratulated MSME for arranging the webinar in association with them and especially CSIR-CMERI for coming up with such a technology. He termed the technology as a ‘panacea’ at the time of crisis and urged for its greater adoption in rural areas.
He also said that the need for the product would continue to remain in future. Hence, Laghu Udyog Bharti is making efforts to maximise the manufacturing of such products utilizing government assistance under different schemes for making the country self-sufficient in oxygen.
Dr. Anoop Nigam, President, IMA MP assured all possible support from IMA in the collaborative efforts of the Institute for development of such products for the MSMEs.
Dr. Arvind Jain, IMA, MP termed the product as a ‘life saving device’ and congratulated Prof. Hirani for development of such a product in the country as a number of entrepreneurs have already taken the technology from CSIR-CMERI.
''It is a remarkable step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat,'' he added.