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Annual Manufacturing and Technology Conference 2021! India is well placed to exploit digitisation, says DC Bagadi Gautham

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Mysuru: “India is a well-placed country in the world to exploit digitization,” said Bagadi Gautham, Deputy Commissioner, Mysuru.

During the inaugural address of Annual Manufacturing and Technology Conference 2021 ‘Sustainability Through Futuristic Manufacturing’ organised by Confederation of Indian Industry, Mysuru Chapter at Hotel Country Inn here on Friday he said “This wave of digitalization is different from the wave of IT. The IT wave primarily benefited the IT sector while the digitization wave benefited the manufacturing sector. So you have the advantage to exploit digitization and make maximum use of it.”

Manufacturing sector is vital for any big economy to thrive. The prosperity of any country like Britain, Germany, Japan, China, US and France comes through a rigorous manufacturing base. We too have the opportunity to drive industry bus. The manufacturing of electronics is shifting in a big way; we are poised to become the world’s largest manufacturer of electronics products including mobile phones, laptops and other products.

The Government of India cleared PLI schemes of 76,000 crore for manufacturing semi-conductors. 

Tata groups had already come to look at Mysuru to see its options to set up semiconductor facilities, for which, they were quite positive.

On the occasion Dr Bagadi Gautam also mentioned that India is also poised to welcome and embrace the first generation and to make their impression and name in this economy. 

Pavan Ranga, Chairman, CII, Mysuru also spoke on the occasion said “Manufacturing had been disrupted due to covid but post covid we all know that demand has come back but supply chain challenges which continues to be there globally also improving. This conference addresses how we should look at manufacturing going into the future, how to use technology and how to use digitization. The positive of pandemic with all the negative is that lot of digitization have been adopted and companies have become more efficient. This manufacturing summit looks to throw more light and give more knowledge about what is available and how to look at manufacturing going forward to be globally competent.”

He also mentioned that Post covid, government has come out with various schemes and requested the beneficiaries to make maximum use of it.  

D K Lingaraju, Joint Director, DIC, Mysuru delivering special address briefed about various government schemes and incentives for new industries.

Ashok Rao, Past Chairman, CII Mysuru, V Eshwara Rao, Convenor, CII Manufacturing & Technology Panel, Supriya Salian, Vice Chairperson, CII Mysuru were also present and addressed the gathering.

More than 140 participants who had come from various industries took part in the daylong conference. 

Arjun Ranga, Past Chairman, CII Mysuru and CEO, N Ranga Rao & Sons and Amit Kumar, Past Chairman CII Mysuru and VP and Business Head, Schneider Electric also chaired sessions on “Post Covid Business Challenges in the Manufacturing Industry” and “Logistics & Supply Chain in New Normal” respectively.

– Team Mysoorunews 

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