'Growth in manufacturing sector can help overcome job challenges'

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary, Amitabh Kant said India needs to achieve 9% to 10% growth per annum for three decades for the transformation of the nation.

Source: PIB, Government of India

Amitab Kant Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary, Amitabh Kant at the Mega Conclave organized by Quality Council of India.

  Celebrating the 10th year of National Quality Conclaves, the Quality Council of India (QCI) on Friday organized a mega conclave in the national capital which was inaugurated by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary, Amitabh Kant. The theme of this year’s conclave is “Creating an Ecosystem for World Class Quality”.  Delivering the keynote address, Amitabh Kant, said, "India needs to achieve 9 to 10% p.a. growth for three decades which would lead to transformation of the nation and poverty being eliminated." He cited the examples of countries like Japan, Korea, China who grew in the back of manufacturing. India’s growth is on the back of the services and growth of the services sector, without stress on manufacturing would result in skipping the industrialization era. Kant stressed that the manufacturing sector can create job opportunities and the job challenges can be overcome through growth in the manufacturing segment. Secretary DIPP highlighted that there was a pressing need to Make India an easy place to do business, so that manufacturing can easily get established and Excel in manufacturing .In this context he lauded Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) movement being initiated by Quality Council of India (QCI) which will change the manufacturing landscape of the country transforming the completely MSME sector. The conclave is being co-hosted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Quality Austria Central Asia (QACA) with American Society for Quality (ASQ) as the knowledge partner. In the inaugural session, QCI presented awards across sectors for promotion of best practices and creating world-class quality benchmarks to reach new levels of efficiency and productivity. Over 1000 delegates from India and abroad, including quality professionals, industry managers, WHO representatives and senior officials from central and state governments, are participating in this event. Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman of QCI, mentioned the initiative of QCI to elevate the quality level of more than 1.5 million MSMEs in a time of 5 years to support the Make in India campaign.    

August 07, 2015 | 5:28pm IST.

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