‘ZED scheme will encourage MSMEs to upgrade their quality standards’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Dec 2017 12:30:31


Business Bureau,

MSME-Development Institute, Ministry of MSME, Government of India in association with MIDC Industries Association (MIA), Hingna, Nagpur recently organised one day awareness seminar on ‘Zero Defect and Zero Effect’ (ZED) at MSME-DI conference hall, CGO Complex, Seminary Hills, Nagpur.

The Government has decided to give financial support to MSMEs in ZED certification scheme which is an extensive drive of the Government of India to enhance global competitiveness of MSMEs by providing them financial support in assessment rating and handholding of its manufacturing processes on quality and environment parameters. Capt C M Randhir, President of MIA, was the chief guest of the programme. C G Shegaonkar, Secretary, MIA, Sunil R Khujnare, Assistant Director of MSME-DI, Nagpur and K B Irpate, Asstt Director and M V K Jha, Inv (EI) of MSME-DI, Nagpur were present.

Khujnare said, “The objective of ZED scheme is to develop an ecosystem for zero defect manufacturing in MSMEs. It will also enable MSMEs for manufacturing of quality products, promote adaptation of quality tools/ systems and energy efficient manufacturing, encouraging MSMEs to constantly upgrade their quality standards in products, processes and drive manufacturing with adoption of zero defect production processes and without impacting the environment. It also aims at supporting ‘Make in India’ campaign. ZED certification scheme will develop professionals in the area of ZED manufacturing and certification”. He said that the scheme is for MSME entrepreneurs and also briefed about various schemes of Ministry of MSME and asked the participants to take maximum benefit of the schemes.

Capt C M Randhir, President of MIA, Nagpur said, “This is a very good scheme launched by Government of India, Ministry of MSME for the benefit of MSMEs. It will provide an opportunity to units to strive and continuously improve manufacturing processes thereby aiming to move up the ZED maturity assessment model. It is important that quality and competitiveness of Indian MSME is enhanced over a period of time to prepare the MSMEs of India to create a value chain for the new regime”.

He assured all support from MIA to fulfill the intent of Government to make India a sought after business destination. C G Shegaonkar, Secretary of MIA also spoke during the programme. He appealed to all the participants to derive maximum benefit from the seminar. Manish V K Jha, Investigator, MSME-DI, Nagpur coordinated the programme and also proposed a vote of thanks.