29 April 2020 | Views
Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India, New Delhi shares his views on the ongoing COVID-19 situation
“The country needs to brace for a dual war, one against COVID-19 and the other on the economy front. Due to COVID19, the demand of medical items like ventilator, PPE kits, masks and sanitizers have increased suddenly over the last one month. MSME is playing an important role in filling the gap by increasing the production of these items. MSME Technology Centres (TCs) are engaged in the manufacturing of sanitizers, masks, gowns, face shields and hospital furniture and are ramping up the in house manufacturing. But this has to be done very quickly because of the bulk requirements of these items.”
- Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India, New Delhi.