Jamshedpur, July 28: A group 14 medium and small industrial entrepreneurs belonging to Bell Metals Utensil, Bengal clusters of metals product manufacturer, Bali Brass Metals from Hoogly, Murshidabad and Howrah (West Bengal) visited CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur under the skill and technology upgrading program.
The group was lead by Biswapriya Dutta and Prabhat Ghosh, Industrial Development officer of West Bengal government.
While welcoming the visiting entrepreneurs, NML acting director, Dr. N. G. Goswami said, ôCSIR-NML has been catering the technological needs of the MSME sector of industries since 1950 and many industries are the beneficiaries.
We must continue with our mission and we get the market feedback through such program so that we can redesign our plan and program to address the emergence of new market demand so as it becomes beneficial for the both.ö
The technical program started with screening of CSIR & NML documentary film. A day long lab visit was also organized.
They visited to Analytical Chemistry Centre, rapid solidification unit, ceramic and tiles unit, metal forming division, foundry units and the Creep testing Lab.
There was exchange of knowledge through the interaction with the working scientists including K. K. Paul, K. L. Sahoo, Sanjay Kumar, Dr. V. C. Srivastava, Dr. Palash Poddar, Dr. Rajat Roy, Dr. A.K. Mohanty, P.K. Roy, Tipu Kumar and D.P. Singh. They help the entrepreneurs and solve their query related to technological upgrading of products and services.
Dr. P. N. Mishra and Dr. K. L. Hansda were present all through and took them around the laboratory. The program was coordinated by Dr. Kakali Chatterjee, chief scientist, NML.