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Kalraj Mishra for KVIC-MGIRI synergy; says KVIC to provide Rs 1 cr to develop specific product processes

Updated: Apr 27, 2016 05:54:37am

New Delhi, Apr 27 (KNN) While reviewing the work of Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Rural Industrialization (MGIRI) today, Union Minister for MSME Kalraj Mishra insisted upon collaboration between MGIRI and KVIC and announced that KVIC will provide Rs 1 crore for development of specific product processes.

He announced that KVIC will provide Rs.1 cr. out of Science & Technology Budget during 2015-16 for development of specific product processes. Union Minister also announced a Plan assistance of Rs.6.5 crore and non-Plan assistance of Rs.3.24 crore for MGIRI, according to a statement. 

Mishra emphasized that Research and Development has to be the corner stone of MGIRI in identifying new products and ideas in the Village Industry sub-sectors. The

Minister stressed on the importance of spreading the awareness and the good work being done by MGIRI. It was desired that MGIRI will at least develop five new technologies for commercialization. It will come up with new projects approved by Department of Science and Technology. To start with, MGIRI can also enter into MoUs various Institutes for propagation of its technologies. 

He also appreciated the work of MGIRI specially in bringing out innovative technologies such as, extracting amino acid from human hair, Solar Potter Wheel, Solar Blunger and 10 & 16 spindles Solar Charkha.

He also appreciated the Principal Scientists who have already made application for 26 patents, while chairing the Governing Council of MGIRI, Wardha. 

Both Vice President of MGIRI V.K.Saxena, Chairman KVIC and K.K. Jalan, Secretary M/o MSME also attended the meeting along with other non-official members.


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