Present situation of the industries in the State is very bad and the State Government has been serious enough to make any budgetary allocations for the development of industries this year, said Arvind Burgi, Past President, Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association, Bangalore, this morning.

He was speaking during at the Awareness Programme on Industrial Quality Tools and Technologies jointly organised by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India, Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KSSIA), Bangalore, District Industries Centre and Mysore Industries Association, in association with Quality Council of India, TUV-SUD South Asia at Mysore Industries Association as part of Centenary Year of Industrialisation in Karnataka and the 20th anniversary year of Mysore Industries Association, memorial programmes.

“The present situation of the small scale industries is such that it has become difficult for the entrepreneurs to keep a tab on the workers as majority of them will not appear for their work as they prefer to work for the political parties, this being the election year. This apart, the industries are also facing problems with no proper infrastructure being provided by the KIADB while developing the industrial sites. It is important that every industry is provided with basic infrastructure for it to come out with quality output,” said Burgi.

Speaking on the occasion, B.P. Shashidhar, Vice-President, KSSIA, remembered the contribution of Sir M. Visvesvaraya in setting up of industries in Karnataka. He said that it was Vivesvaraya who identified the talents and encouraged them to start industries in the State.

Citing the example of Japan, he said that Japanese have grown as industrial super power despite being destroyed by atomic bomb only because of quality conscious and developing new technologies. Japan has also given importance to man power and skills which has resulted in them producing quality products.

“It is important for the small scale industries to develop quality conscious for development of industrial sector in the country. This apart, Governments have introduced various schemes for the development of the industries which should be utilised for quality production,” said Shashidhar.

Later, addressing the gathering, Suresh, Deputy Development Officer, KIADB, said that there have been some problems with respect to providing quality infrastructure to the industries. There is a delay in providing electrical infrastructure for the industries, but now it has been decided to adopt policies similar to townships to provide quality infrastructure to new projects. Suresh said that in the days to come industries will not face problems related to infrastructure.

Raj Subramani, Trainer, TUV SUD South Asia, delivered a technical talk on 5S and Kaizen. He said that Government, Financial Institutions and Industries should work hand-in-hand for developing the industrial sector in the country.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore