Bhubaneswar:3/12/18: An MoU was signed between MSME Department of Odisha and Quality Council of India for implementation of Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) Certification Scheme for MSMEs of Odisha in a workshop of ZED Scheme held here today.
The MoU was signed by L.N. Gupta, ACS, MSME on behalf of MSME Department and Ravi P. Singh, Secretary General, QCI in presence of Hon’ble Minister, MSME, W&CD and SSEPD Prafulla Samal.
On this occasion Minister, MSME Samal stated that Manufacturing MSMEs need a continual effort to improve their product and processes to boost their sales, exports and revenue.
He added that the ZED Certification Scheme will help them in improving quality, which in turn will enhance the competitiveness of Odisha MSMEs globally. The state has a vibrant presence of 3,83,898 MSMEs by end of October 2018, some of whom need to upgrade their quality standards in production and process to get better market share and customer satisfaction..On this occasion ACS, MSME L.N. Gupta informed that QCI is the National Monitoring and Implementation Unit of the financial support to MSMEs in ZED Certification Scheme.