MSME: Technology Centres help to manufacture micro parts of COVID-19 kits

The technology centres that are operating under the Ministry of MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) are manufacturing critical parts of the RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) machines.

Highlights

The technology centres in Jamshedpur, Bhubaneswar and Kolkata that are operating under Ministry of MSME are now manufacturing parts of RT-PCR machines. However, these machines are variants of the main RT-PCRs. They are called the Real Time Quantitative Micro PCR System. These machines give results in less than an hour. Also, they are compact and can be easily carried for testing anywhere.

What are the Technology Centres?

The Technology Centres were established by the Ministry of MSME. They play crucial role in providing skill development training to over 2 lakh youth and industry workforce. Today there are 18 technology centres in India. They provide design and manufacture of tools, mould and dies, precision components, forging and foundry, electrical measuring instruments, glass, footwear, sports goods, etc. Some of the technology centres also fulfill the needs of aerospace, defence and research and development.

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