MSME-DI, Nagpur has organised a one-day awareness programme on ‘Energy Efficient Technology’. MSME Ministry has launched the scheme wherein use of energy efficient technologies under technology and quality upgradation support to MSMEs is encouraged.
The Programme was inaugurated by Dr. V. S. Deshpande, Vice Chancellor (Acting) of RTM Nagpur University. P. M. Parlewar, Director of MSME-DI presided over the function. Dr. Mohan Aware, Professor of VNIT Nagpur, Dr. Rashmi Uddanwadikar, Assistant Professor, VNIT Nagpur, Ashok Manvatkar, Deputy Director of PCRA, Shashibhushan Agrawal, BEE certified energy Auditor and Manager were the guests and speakers for technical session.
Dr. V. S. Deshpande appreciated the efforts of MSME-DI, Nagpur for organising such type of events in Nagpur and in the Vidarbha region for the benefit of MSME.
He elaborated the importance of energy efficiency technology in MSME for energy conservation and cost reduction. He stressed upon ‘How to reduce the energy cost by saving fuel and optimum utilization of available resources.’
“By saving of energy in domestic and industrial field the pollution of Environment will also be reduced.” he said. He also explained the importance of subsidies been given for adoption of energy efficient technology. He appealed to all MSME units to avail the benefit of schemes for the growth of MSME sector.
He also elaborated the various applications of energy efficiency programmes being organised by the various institutions for adoption of technology for the growth of MSME.
P. M. Parlewar during the programme informed that technology and quality upgradation support to MSMEs is one of the major components of National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme.
“One of the main objective of the scheme is to sensitise the Indian MSMEs to upgrade their manufacturing processes towards usage of energy efficient technology so as to reduce cost of production and emission of green house gases” he added.
He also explained about the TEQUP scheme, under which the Government of India provides financial support to the extent of 25 percent of the project cost for implementation of energy efficient technologies subject to maximum of 10 lakh per project. The balance amount would be funded through loan from banks/financial institutions.
Power point presentations were given during technical session which was conducted by Dr. Mohan Aware, Professor and HoD, VNIT Nagpur, Dr. Rashmi Uddanwadikar, Assistant Professor, VNIT Nagpur, Ashok Manvatkar, Dy Director, PCRA and Shashibhushan Agrawal, BEE certified Energy Auditor.
The programme received overwhelming response from entrepreneurs of Vidarbha. The programme was co-ordinated by D. R. Johari, Assistant Director.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Parineeta Pradhan, Assistant Director, MSME-DI, Nagpur.