The clarion call given by the Hon. Prime Minister for ‘Aatmnirbhar Bharat or self-reliant India’ and ‘Vocal for Local’ is an opportunity to increase our global footprint. The Indian electrical equipment industry is strenuously working hand-in-hand with the government towards the Aatmanirbhar mission and is not only capable of meeting domestic requirements, but also continue to export both to the developing and developed countries.
The Annual Convention 2020 of IEEMA which was themed as “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” was inaugurated virtually by R. K. Singh, Minister of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. More than 800 delegates were present during the Convention.
K. Singh urged the domestic manufacturers to stop imports from countries which are of concern. The government is keeping a strict vigil on imports and will continue to examine such imported equipment with a magnifying glass for years. “Our sector is very vulnerable to cyber-attacks. We have connected the whole country into one grid, you bring down one part and rest will collapse, hence we need to check all imports. There is a need of government-industry partnership in the sector. The government aspires to make the industry ’Aatmanirbhar’and I have set up a task force and given them the target of setting up manufacturing zones in the country. If we need to create jobs here then we need to stop spending our money outside the country, in China or in other countries,” the minister added.
Shri RK Chugh, President, IEEMA said, “It was impressive to hear the power minister motivating IEEMA membership to work on reverse engineering, local innovations and R&D so as to become the hub of manufacturing for global markets. It was very inspiring to know that he is creating a special zone for local manufacturing of items not being made in India at present.”
IEEMA’s first Virtual Exhibition, Digielec Bharat also got inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister in the convention. Digielec Bharat begins on 24th September 2020 for a period of four days. A two-day high-level conference titled “Transforming Business through Technology” is also being organized concurrently on 24th and 25th September, 2020.
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