Why is it in the news?
- The Minister of State for Heavy Industries has recently informed the Lok Sabha about SAMARTH Centres.
About SAMARTH Centres
- SAMARTH Centres are established under the Scheme for “Enhancement of Competitiveness in the Indian Capital Goods Sector.”
- It provides assistance to MSMEs by training their workforce and in raising awareness about Industry 4.0 technologies.
- Organizing seminars, workshops, and knowledge-sharing events focused on Industry 4.0.
- Providing training to industries to increase awareness about Industry 4.0.
- Offering consultancy services in areas like IoT hardware, software development, and data analytics.
- Providing incubation support to startups, including MSMEs.
· Samarth Portal: A purpose-built platform for Universities and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to deploy a digital framework of good governance.
· Samarth Scheme: A demand-driven and placement-oriented umbrella skilling program of the Ministry of Textiles.
|About the Enhancement of Competitiveness in the Indian Capital Goods Sector Scheme:
· Launched by Ministry of Heavy Industries.
· Its objective is to address technological obsolescence, limited access to quality industrial infrastructure, and common facilities.
Components of the Scheme:
· Identification of technologies through Technology Innovation Portals.
· Setting up four new Advanced Centres of Excellence and augmenting existing ones.
· Promoting skilling in the Capital Goods Sector by creating qualification packages for skill levels 6 and above.
· Establishing four Common Engineering Facility Centres (CEFCs) and augmenting existing ones.
· Augmenting existing Testing and Certification Centres.
· Establishing ten Industry Accelerators for Technology Development.