Calling upon the young engineering graduates and research scientists to strive for preparing a strong research background for non-destructive testing industry, scientific advisor to Defense Minister G Satheesh Reddy said that qualitative products alone can survive in global market.
He was speaking during the three day national seminar and international exhibition on ‘Non-Destructive Evaluation’ at HICC convention center.
there is a need to focus on locally-manufactured and globally-viable products. Make in India is not just to make the country an assembling hub for several global companies, but to make the country a manufacturing hub, said Satheesh Reddy, scientific advisor to Defence Minister
He said that there was a need to manufacture goods that are viable in global market in terms of quality besides cost effective. He said strong research back-up and competent products could alone bring the India’s slogan of ‘Make in India’ come true. Elaborating further he said, “Make in India is not just to make the country an assembling hub for several global companies, but to make the country a manufacturing hub.”
“As part of this process,a few big global players have come to India to set up their manufacturing units and local companies have joined hands with foreign companies taking their assistance in producing global standard tools,” he informed. He urged the stake holders involved in non-destructive testing or evaluation to be competent enough and to produce cost-effective and sustainable testing tools for newer technologies.
Expressing hope that Indian manufacturers would do well in the near future, he said that two decades ago all the manufacturers were under public sector. However, during the past five years several private parties had entered in the manufacturing sector. He appreciated the Union government’s move to ask public sector companies to list out their products and put those in the public domain in order to ascertain the viability of such products.
He said that the industry would not survive depending on domestic market alone, but it needed to develop products useful in the global market. He said that non-destructive testing played a key role in the current scenario where newer technologies were being adopted across the global market. Calling upon the stake holders, he said that in every developed nation each industry had its own research centre and that was lacking in India.
He said, “Unfortunately most of the research institutes in the country work under government, unlike in the developed countries.” He urged the representatives of Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing (INST) among others to prepare a plan to set up a research institute for designing new tools of testing. MIDHANI chairman and director Dinesh Kumar Likhi said India needed engineering leaders to achieve the goals of ‘Make in India’ project.
He said that biggest challenge for India was to gear up at each level. On the occasion, NDE-2015 convenor C Phani Babu said that Engineering Services’ Outsourcing (ESO) was extensively coming to India and there was lot of scope for youngsters in this domain to excel. Several global and domestic companies manufacturing non-destructive testing products set up their stalls at the exhibition. The national seminar and exhibition will conclude on November 28.
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