Indore, Jan 21 (KNN) With reverse osmosis (RO) water filter plant that can ensure hygiene and quality, products from the Namkeen cluster that is being set up in Indore are likely to be in line with international safety standards.
The proposal for RO plant was made by manufacturers of the Namkeen products themselves.
A project envisaged by MSME Development Institute Indore, the Namkeen cluster is being developed by Audyogik Kendra Vikas Nigam (AKVN) Indore. While helping promote small and medium industries by increasing their export opportunities, the industrial cluster will also help take the famous Namkeen products to a world market.
The cluster when functional is expected to double the annual turnover to Rs 1,000 crore in two years. It will house a quality test laboratory cold storage, ware house, piped gas line, and employees training centre.
As many as 50 companies are expected to start production in the first phase.
The cluster is spread across 12.71 acres of land, with an investment of Rs 10 crore and an additional Rs 10 crore for common area facilities.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had laid the foundation stone for Namkeen cluster in Bhourasala village near Sanver Road industrial area in October 2012.
MSME-Development Institute, Indore is a field level agency of Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) which takes care of the needs of the MSME Sector in the state of MP in the area of techno-economic and managerial consultancy service.
Headed by the Development Commissioner, under the ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), Government of India, MSME-DI is an apex body as well as the nodal agency for formulating, co-coordinating and monitoring the policies and programmes meant for promoting and development of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) throughout the country.
MSME DI also offers various technical and management training programmes for the benefit of prospective/ existing entrepreneurs. To assist the sector, it has a Field Testing Station at Bhopal and Branch MSME DIs at Gwalior and Rewa under the administrative control of MSME DI, Indore.