The Union Minister for MSME, Kalraj Mishra, inaugurated the National Workshop on Design Clinic Scheme on Thursday, 29th December, in New Delhi. The scheme has been launched under the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Program and the implementation of the scheme will be overlooked by the Office of The Development Commissioner, Ministry of MSME in collaboration with the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Keeping in mind that the MSME sector plays an important role in the GDP of a country, this scheme is aimed at making MSMEs competitive in the national as well as international business arena.
The scheme will support MSMEs by providing design initiatives which can considerable improve the products, processes, communication, packaging and a number of other activities which can play a pivotal role in up scaling the MSME Manufacturing sector.
A National Workshop for Design Clinic Scheme was held with the potential stakeholders where two primary objectives of the workshop were discussed. The first was to recognize the MSMEs, Designers and Institutes who have been associated with the Design Clinic Scheme, and second to address the way forward to achieve the new objectives of the Design Clinic Scheme.
The manufacturing sector has a lot of potential which is still unrecognized. This is one of the reasons why the economy is unable to benefit from the manufacturing sector as much as it should. A gradual shift in the sector is starting to take place as the government encourages new schemes like DCS to help the sector.