Germany offers to upgrade India's technologies in MSMEs

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New Delhi, Oct 8 (UNI) Evincing keen interest in India's micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), Germany today offered to set up information centres in the country in line with those already opened in China, Indonesia and Singapore.

''We are uninhibitedly keen to bring advanced technology here as there is no threat to Intellectual Property Right violation,'' Mr Hartmut Schauerte, Parliamentary Secretary of State in the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, said.

''Germany can help India in upgrading its technologies in the MSME sector,'' he told MSME Secretary Chandrapal during his meeting here.

Welcoming the proposal, Dr Chandrapal said the Government had taken a number of steps to boost the MSME sector in recent months.

including the enactment of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act.

Citing an example of Indo-German collaboration, Dr Chandrapal said the Indo-German Tool Rooms set up in Ahmedabad, Indore and Aurangabad were still among the best in India.

The Tool Rooms were established by the Government in technical collaboration with Germany to fulfil the tooling and training needs of small scale industrie.

He, however, said that India was now keen on having the next generation technology in Tool Rooms.


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