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Third Chintan Shivir on “CRTDH Empowering MSMEs” in the area of Low-Cost Machining concluded after prolific discussions on challenges and opportunities for MSMEs at CRTDH-CMERI, Durgapur with support of DSIR

Posted On: 12 SEP 2023 3:48PM by PIB Delhi

Third Chintan Shivir in a series of "Chintan Shivirs on CRTDHs Empowering MSMEs" was held today at CRTDH-CMERI, Durgapur, as part of the CRTDH project of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology. The purpose of this Chintan Shivir was to strengthen ties between academia and business by emphasizing how crucial this collaboration is to push R&D and creating an environment that encourages knowledge sharing, collaborative research, and technological innovation. In order to accomplish the long-cherished aim of "Atmanirbhar Bharat," the CRTDH promotes R&D operations in the country and provides broad support and advice to MSMEs. As a result, it plays a significant role in supporting the MSME sector, promoting a growth-friendly environment, and furthering technological advancements.

The Chintan Shivir was initiated with the speeches from Dr. Sujata Chaklanobis, Scientist-G & Head-CRTDH, DSIR and Dr. Naresh Chandra Murmu, Director, CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur. Dr. Naresh Chandra Murmu complimented the efforts made by CRTDH-CMERI, Durgapur in helping various stakeholders in the area of low cost machining to complete their R&D initiatives. While providing an overview of Chintan Shivir, Dr. Sujata Chaklanobis stressed on the importance of innovation in low-cost machining and futuristic technologies. She further said that MSMEs are the backbone of Indian economy and can considerably contribute in establishing India as a global R & D and manufacturing hub.

During the technical sessions, Dr. Sudip Kumar Samanta, PI-CRTDH-CMERI, Durgapur, presented an overview of futuristic technological interventions in the area of low cost machining at CRTDH-CMERI and highlighted smart and additive manufacturing can be integrated to enhance efficiency, productivity, while Shri S. Y. Pujar deliberated on various initiatives undertaken by CRTDH-CMERI to help MSMEs in their R & D endeavor. Further, representatives from the MSMEs/startups/innovators presented problems faced by them while pursuing their R&D goals and highlighted the support they received from the CRTDH-CMERI, Durgapur. The session on "Samvad" between DSIR Officers viz. Dr. Sujata Chaklanobis, Dr Ranjeet Bairwa, Dr Suman Mazumdar; CSIR-CMERI Scientists Dr. Sudip Kumar Samanta, Shri S. Y. Pujar and MSMEs representatives, highlighted major challenges encountered by MSMEs, entrepreneurs, and innovators and offering viable solutions to the stakeholders.

Senior officers from DSIR, Dr. Ranjeet Bairwa and Dr. Suman Mazumdar, as well as entire CRTDH-CMERI team attended the event.  In order to benefit from CRTDH in their R&D endeavors, a sizable number of representatives from Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), start-ups, individual innovators, and industry groups also participated in this event.

Dr. Aditya Kumar Lohar, Principal Scientist, CSIR-CMERI concluded the event by proposing vote of thanks to the dignitaries, organizers and all stakeholders.

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