MSME Development and Facilitation office, Haldwani, and Uttaranchal University, Dehradun collaboratively organized a workshop on Issues and challenges being faced by MSMEs in the state of Uttarakhand on 9 September 2022. It was its first kind of event where Academia and Industries come up to share their challenges with the Ministry of MSME.
The Chief guest of the event was Joint Development Commissioner, Ministry of MSME, Ms Swati Shahi. Chancellor, Uttaranchal University, Shri Jitender Joshi, Vice-Chancellor, Uttaranchal University, Prof Dharam Buddhi, Joint Director MSME Shri Rakesh Choudhury, Deputy Director of Industries, Dehradun, Shri Anupam Dwivedi, President, Industrial Association of Uttarakhand, Shri Pankaj Gupta, Deputy Director MSME, Shri S C Kandpal, Shri R K Parmar, Shri O P Singh, Assistant Director MSME, Shri Pushkar Singh, Branch Head NSIC Dehradun, Shri Kunal Kapoor, SSO ESTC Ramnagar, Shri Dinesh Chandra, Director, Research & Innovation, Uttaranchal University, Prof (Dr) Rajesh Singh, Dean UIPS, Uttaranchal University, Prof (Dr) Vikas Jakhmola, Head, Research & Innovation, Uttaranchal University, Prof (Dr) Anita Gehlot, Manager CRC, Shri Iqbal Singh, Member India Start Up Organization, Shri Samson Maish and representatives of different Industries, Doon Kitchen, Beeready, Hostcob Solutions, Himalaya Drugs, Ved Life Savers, Han Agro LLP, Amber Enterprises, HoneyWell, Sharon Biotech, IPCA, SaintLife Pharma, Dixon Technologies, Daffohills Pharmaceuticals, Mahindra & Mahindra, Mochiko Shoes, Biological E Ltd., MG Shahani& Co. Ltd., and Selaqui Industrial Association joined the inaugural session of Lamp lighting.
Shri Jitender Joshi congratulated the team MSME and Uttaranchal University for organizing such an event where MSMEs can share their issue on an open platform. Prof (Dr) Dharam Buddhi said Uttaranchal University is the first University in Uttarakhand to get NAAC A+ accreditation and global ranking WURI. Ms Swati Shahi listened to issues by participants and emphasized availing the funds and training facilities for students and MSMEs.
Shri R K Choudhary emphasized the different schemes and industry-academia. Shri Anupam Dwivedi shared his views on contribution Shri Pankaj Gupta shared different issues faced by new MSMEs in Uttarakhand and emphasized the University- Academia collaboration. Shri O P Singh discussed different schemes by the Government for the development of MSMEs. Shri Hari Thapliyal discussed Zed Certification and its importance. The session concluded with a discussion and questionnaire.