Abhinav India/Ranjita Aarya
Mumbai:- Road Transport & Highways and MSME, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Said Technology is disrupting every industry including MSMe and it is time that MSME adapt to the changes to become more efficient. Gadkari inaugurated a one day National Conference on ' Opportunities in Logistics, Transportation and MSME Sector at Symbiosis Skills and Open University (SSOU) in Pune. The conference has been organized in colloboration with Logistics Skill Counsil (LSC) of India. Nitin Gadkari also inaugurated the JP Research Centre of Exelleence for Road Safety And Accident Reserch. This Centre will focus on reducing fatalities in road accsidents. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister further said, India needs skilled manpower in large numbers in the logistics, transport and MSME sectors. These sectors are extremely important to achieve the target of $5 trillion economy, he added. He also emphasized the need for skill based education in India and how it can fuel the economic development. He lauded the efforts taken by Symbiosis Skills University in launching many useful skill based degree programs for students. The conference was presided over by Chancellor of SSOU, Padma Bhushan Dr. S.B. Mujumdar. Director General (MCCIA), Prashant Girbane, Additional Secretary & DC (MSME) Ram Mohan Mishra, , President (MCCIA) Pradeep Bhargava, Chairman (RGSTC) Dr. Anil Kakodkar, and Head Private Sector Development (GIZ), Noor Naqschbandi were present among the dignitaries who attended the conference.