New Delhi: India had recognized the importance of Industry4.0 quite early. The government had announced that they are working towards the establishment of this scheme. From the highest level, there have been exhortations to move towards Industry 4.0. There have been several schemes to incentivize investment into data technologies. The government is promoting its organizations to help and handhold Industry and academia on this journey to achieve the ATMANIBHAR BHARAT mission.
To achieve the mission of Atmanirbhar Bharat-Industry 4.0, National Productivity Council (NPC) and All India Council for Robotics and Automation (AICRA) have signed a Memorandum of Undertaking (MoU) to create Industry 4.0 Centre of Excellence (COE). The MoU was signed on November 3, 2020. NPC and AICRA under COE Industry 4.0 will be providing consultancy and training services for Industry 4.0 in areas of Industrial Engineering, Agri-Business, Economic Services, Quality Management, Human Resources Management, Information Technology, Technology Management, Energy Management, Environmental Management, etc., to the Government and Public & Private sector organizations. They will work towards upgrading to world-class standards of Industry 4.0 by creating a robust ecosystem of industry and academia complimenting the growth.
National Productivity Council (NPC) is an autonomous organization under the Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. NPC’S mandate is creating COE Industry 4.0 undertaking research in the area of improving productivity & efficiency of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) organizations to be competitive at local and global level,producing world-class products.
The COE Industry 4.0 is a level up, a modern insurgency that connects people, processes, and machines. It is a combination of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cyber-physical systems and artificial intelligence put together to ultimately make machines capable of making decisions with minimal human intervention. As India embarks on the path of self-reliance through Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, it has to develop a skilled workforce, while making industries aware of the emerging technologies.
India as a nation can do anything if guided and supported correctly. The youth of the nation, which is the workforce of the future is the biggest power of the country. India’s 1.3 billion young and ambitious demographic is one of the key engines driving the country to its path to a USD 5 trillion economy, and for India to fulfil its potential, it must ensure that its youth today is fully equipped to embrace the jobs of tomorrow.
Reserve Bank of India reported that 1,734 manufacturing companies posted INR 47,100 crores in Q3 FY2019, up 29.4 percent from the same period last year. This is a testament to the success of technology adoption, even at sub-optimal levels. India is now all geared up to catapult directly into the next revolution i.e. industry 4.0, where machines will be equipped with the ability to communicate.
The only solution to fix the gap here is the knowledge & skill development of the upcoming generation workforce. Though we know the benefits of I4.0, there will also be a set of challenges that the industry will face. In the next phase of PMKVY, the government is shifting its focus more towards demand-driven skill development, digital technology, and skills about Industry 4.0 so that the unemployment rate can be brought down. Here skilling, up-skilling, and preparing the youth for the future will play a crucial role in the success of the government’s vision.
About AICRA: AICRA is the apex body, setting up standards in Robotics & Automation and education industry as well as helping over 35,00+ organizations to solve difficult technical problems. AICRA is focused on building the architecture integral to the development of the automation sector through policy advocacy, and help in setting up the strategic direction for the sector to unleash its potential and dominate newer frontiers.