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MSME University to come up in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Dec 21 (KNN)  The government is planning to convert the National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Ni-MSME) here into an MSME University.

This was announced by Union Minister of State for MSME, K H Muniyappa at the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Ni-MSME here on Saturday.

He also requested the state government to provide within a month, 100 acres of land in the state capital to begin work on the proposed university or evict the land (50 acres) which was encroached upon by the people in and around Ni-MSME Campus at Hyderabad.

Addressing the gathering, the Minister also requested the Chief Minister to provide land for a tool room at Vishakhapatnam with a budget of Rs 150 crore.  If the land is provided within a couple of weeks, foundation arrangements would take off, with no loss of time, he said.

Muniyappa said 18 industrial manufacturing zones are in the pipeline out of which 3 will be established in Andhra Pradesh in Ongole, Tirupati and Medak.

Participating in the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Ni-MSME, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy who was also the chief guest on the occasion, said that during the past 3 years an estimated Rs 1,40,000 crore worth of  industrial proposals were cleared.  Among those industrial proposals cleared were those of PEPSI, Cadbury, ISUZU-MISUBISHI and Mahindra & Mahindra.

He also added that despite all the agitations, they have been in a position to provide jobs to nearly 4,20,000 in private sector even since he was sworn in as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

“We had major power crisis during the last summer.  However, this summer there will be no power cuts to the industry because we have well planned measures in place capable of producing 2000 mw power through thermal sources.

Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Joint Secretary, Ministry of MSME, Surendranath Tripathi, Minister for Higher Education, K Pardasaradhi, Joint Secretary Ministry of MSME,  Anil Kumar, CEO, KVIC, Mumbai, Uday Pratap Singh, MSME Board Member G V Reddy and Director General Ni-MSME, M Chandrashekar Reddy.