Export packaging plays a vital role in exporting of goods to different countries. It is the need of the hour to upgrade export packaging to the present international standards, opined Sudhakar S. Shetty, President, Mysore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) here recently.

He was addressing the participants of export packaging awareness programme held at Mysore Industries Association (MIA) in association with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises-Development Institute (MSME-DI), Bangalore, Disrict Industries Centre (DIC) & VITC Export Information Centre-Mysore.

Expressing the importance of export packaging, Shetty said we may manufacture goods with top most care but if care is not taken regarding proper packaging, it will spoil the products.

M.Shivashankar, Jt. Director, DIC, spoke about the developments of the packaging cluster in Mysore and said this awareness programme helps the exporters to know recent technologies in packaging and appealed to take the benefits of the present programme.

R. Gopinath Rao, Asst. Director, MSME-DI, explained about the MSME schemes and said that packaging works as a silent salesman which could help in increasing the business.

M.N. Murulesh, Deputy Director, VITC-Export Information Centre, mentioned about the VITC’s programme on WTO in city on Mar. 15.

T.M. Mallik, Deputy Director, Indian Institute of Packaging, Chennai, explained in detail with power point presentation on various types of packaging materials and machineries and highlighted on advanced machineries in packaging sector which creates huge employment opportunities in the present scenario.

Byregowda, Treasurer, MIA, welcomed. Suresh Kumar Jain, General Secretary, MIA, proposed a vote of thanks. About 54 participants from exporting industries of Mysore, Mandya and Chamarajanagar districts attended the programme.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore