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State Govt. To Boost Innovation With Research and Innovation Centre of Hyderabad (RICH), 10 August, 2014

The CII, in partnership with Telangana Govt, organized a conference on Manufacturing Excellence called ‘Man’Exe 2014, in Hyderabad yesterday.

In his keynote address, Dr K Pradeep Chandra, IAS, Special Chief Secretary, Industries & Commerce Department, Government of Telangana, sought Partnership between the Large Manufacturing Companies and Micro & Small Manufacturing Enterprises to bring out and innovative ecosystem in the manufacturing sector. “The Japanese system of “Just in Time Delivery” was successful by involving the vendors and service providers in the innovation value chain by the larger manufacturing companies. Similar mechanisms should be worked out in our State to integrate MSME’s in the value chain of growth in manufacturing sector”, he said.

The Special Chief Secretary pointed out that the Government of Telangana will be taking lot of initiatives through the upcoming industrial policy to strengthen the MSME in the state, some of which are – upgradation of skills in the MSME sector; incubation fund; training needs of MSMEs for technical and managerial requirements, setting up skill development centres within the industrial parks, besides many others. He pointed out that Hyderabad has the advantage of the presence of large number of research Institutions on one hand and abundant entrepreneurial spirit on the other. The State Government is planning to establish Research and Innovation Centre of Hyderabad (RICH) which would strengthen the interaction between research institutions, educational organizations and the industry to get the best results, he added.

Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC), & Commissioner – Industries, Government of Telangana, Harish Lakshman, Vice Chairman & Managing Director – Rane TRW Steering Systems Limited & President – Auto Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), Hemendra Aran, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Aranca, Suresh Chitturi, Chairman, CII & Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Srinivasa Hatcheries Ltd, Vanitha Datla, Vice Chairperson, CII & Executive Director & CFO, Elico Ltd., J Nrupendra Rao, Chairman, Pennar Group of Companies; Ranjan Choudhury, Principal-Investment and Incentivizing, National Skill Development corporation (NSDC); RVS Rama Krishna, Chairman, Signode India Ltd; Subrata Biswas, Senior Manager, Aranca; Debashis Basu, Managing Director, Voith Turbo India Ltd; Arun Sureka, Director, Hartex Rubber Pvt. Ltd; S Giridhar Reddy, Vice President (Operations), Rane Brake lining Ltd; N Ramesh, Head Quality, Metallurgy, Business Excellence, Taegutec India Pvt. Ltd.; Sai Prasad, President (Quality Operations), Bharat Biotech International ltd; Thomas Nicholas Mitchell, Managing Director, Phenomenex India Pvt. Ltd; AV Rao, Executive Vice President – Projects, ITC Ltd – PSPD; DRSV Varma, General Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Solutions, Cyient Ltd spoke at the conference.