Udupi: DSIA’s three-day industrial expo inaugurated at Beedinagudde

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Daijworld Media Network – Udupi (HB)

Udupi, Dec 2: District Small Industries Association (DSIA), three-day industrial expo 2017 to mark its silver jubilee celebrations, was inaugurated by MLC Kota Srinivas Poojary at Beedinagudde open ground on Friday, December 1.

Addressing the gathering Kota Srinivas Poojary,”Beedinagudde is the one of the best examples to show how a place can change if we have strong will power. Just few years ago Beedinaguddde was in a bad condition. But now, it has developed commercially.

“Small scale industries have to be developed, so that employment will be generated and economic condition will be improved. Merit seat holders should be given jobs and not less educated people. Udupi and Dakshina Kannada district stands top in the state in the fields of health and education. Uttara Kannada is backward in overall development.

“Earlier, the government and industrialists were aware of environment pollution. But nowadays MLAs are enjoying money and power, which is sanctioned by the government. Hence, villages are lagging in development. China based products are taking over Indian products at the market. If small scale industries take it as a challenge, many problems will get solved. A businessman or industrialist should think about environment pollution, eco-friendly products,” said Poojary.

More than 90 stalls of interior designing, modern technology, roofing system, solar products, interior furniture, automobiles, agro products, yoga, ayurveda and others have been set up at the ground.

There is also a separate section for luxury cars. Jaguar, BMW GT Luxury, Nissan and others were the center of attraction at the industrial expo.

A free eye camp was hosted by Prasad Nethralaya Udupi at the venue.

Kishore Alwa, executive director and joint president, Udupi Power Corporation Limited speaking on the occasion said, “DSIA has created a wonderful forum for industrialists, businessmen and it is good for exchanging views and thoughts. Over 25 large and medium scale industries are functioning in Udupi, over 7,500 people are employed in factories like cashew nut processing unit, rice mills, coconut powder unit, fish mills, fish net units, manufacturing units, printing units, granite units, readymade garments, auto pause blocks manufacturing unit and others. The district has 8,000 registered small scale units employing about 50,000 persons mainly in chemicals, automobiles, electronics, food, leather, intoxicants, mechanical engineering, paper, printing and textiles, wooden furniture and others. But, traditional pot and textiles industry are losing importance. DSIA is creating a bridge between large industries and small scale industries.”

Manipal University student project team Mars Rover Manipal (MRM) participated in the expo. Students appearing for the fifth semester are part of the team. The team has secured first place in Asia for their project. Akhil Kavacheri, team leader is heading the team.

Solid and liquid resource management carrying scuttle is a pilot project designed by an 11- member team. It has the capacity of collecting solid- liquid wastage from 250 houses. The members of the team are pursuing their final year.

Meenakshi Madhav Bannanje, president, City Municipality Council, Vasanth Kini, secretary, Hrishikesh Hegde, treasurer, and Jagadish Rao, co-chairman, executive committee were present.

Executive committee president Shankar Suvarna briefed the purpose of the industrial expo.

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