Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSME, Development Institute (MSME-DI), Delhi Government of India organised an Awareness Programme on Energy Efficient Technology at WASME House, Noida.
While welcoming the guests, Ms Archana Sharma, Head Communications, WASME, spoke about the need for MSMEs improve and sustain their competitiveness through efficient manufacturing processes, right knowledge on new/improved energy-efficient technologies and services, technical support for its deployment, financial assistance etc. She said this was a need as in the last five-years, the SME sector has demonstrated an average growth of 12%, raising the share of the manufacturing sector in GDP to 16%.
While appreciating the support that MSME DI for MSMEs through its range of services in the that State of Delhi, Faridabad, Noida & Ghaziabad and consultancy on projects and areas of investment including technical information etc, she re-iterated the commitment of WASME to support the development of WASME through collaborative initiatives with MSME DI, Delhi.
Mr Tarun Dixit, Project Engineer from Bureau of Energy efficiency (BEE), Government of India, in his technical presentation shared the various schemes and support systems provided to MSMEs depending on their energy efficiency compliance. Through practical examples, Mr. Dixit shared the various compliance ratings/ schemes are available for different products and industry sectors. He also informed that for the first time electricity consumption had gone down due to energy efficient technologies. Today, in Delhi, 70 per cent of the population is using LED bulbs. He also said that in the coming years all companies would have to be star rated for energy efficiency compliance in the coming years.
Mr Kamal Kumar, Director, Priserve Infrastructure Pvt Ltd while giving technical presentation said “it is very important for any company to be energy efficient. This essentially means executing any job with more output and greater speed”. He said, there are new innovations in the field of lighting, electrical drives, pumps, process heat, process automation and transport. These innovations can make the MSMEs efficient by 15 to 20 per cent.
Dr Brajendra Choudhary, Assistant Director, MSME DI, Delhi said that the government had come up with many energy efficient technology schemes for the MSMEs and are putting special thrust on the awareness generation. Under Udhyog Adhar scheme that has been launched by the government of India recently, MSMEs are provided help for financial assistant for energy efficient technology upgradation.
The awareness programme was well attended by about 25 participants who enthusiastically interacted with the esteemed speakers from MSME DI, BEE and industry.