May 21, 2024

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Provide land for MSME clusters: MoS Giriraj Singh to Bihar govt

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giriraj-singhPATNA: MoS for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh today urged the Bihar government to provide land to set up MSME clusters for targeted development of area specific industries saying “there should be no politics on development.”

“We are ready to develop clusters for LED bulb manufacturing in Patna, brass-work at Parev in Patna district, litchi and lac in North Bihar, and silk in Nawada. But the state government is not providing land for establishing them,” Singh said here.

“There should be no politics on development. There should be no accusations either. We need to work together for development. We are hurt when execution of projects is not done by the state government,” he added.

At the inauguration of the extension and training centre of Indo-Danish Tool Room, Singh slammed Bihar Industry Minister Shyam Rajak for being absent at the function.

“We need to work together, but the state Industry Minister did not come. I had met him yesterday at an event and requested him four times to attend it,” the minister said.The MSME clusters would take the state to greater heights, he said adding that reports on litchi and lac clusters were being prepared and the central government wanted to boost the two sectors.

The Rs 12.37 crore Indo-Danish Tool Room Extension and Training Centre will offer courses in tool and die making, computer-aided tool designing, welding, milling, inspection, quality control, programming, operations, electrical fittings among others.

The Centre will provide free courses and free hostel for SC students in the Tool Room, he said and asked the state government to ensure that they get food facilities there.

The Union Minister said B.Tech and polytechnic students can come to the Indo-Danish Tool Room Extension Centre for studies, which will ensure them better placement.

Stating that industrial mapping of the country, which was never before, has been completed, he said the Centre will also conduct skill-mapping of the country.

The MSME sector brought forth hope to eradicate unemployment, Singh said.

“An investment of Rs 11 lakh crore in big industries has provided employment to 1.25 crore people only while 5.57 crore MSME units provide jobs to 14 crore people,” he said.

Courtesy: PTI

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