India’s Union Minister of Heavy Industries Anant Geete has laid the foundation stone for Common Engineering Facility Centre (CEFC) for textile machinery and allied engineering industry at Bardoli, Gujarat. This will be south Gujarat’s first CEFC.
The CEFC will be constructed at cost of Rs. 50 crore by Science Engineering and Technological Upliftment (SETU) foundation with the support of local industry associations like Surat Engineering Vikas Association (SEVA), Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association of India (TMMAI) and Sardar Vallabhai Patel Education Society, Bardoli. The institution will come up on five acres of land at Faculty of Engineering Technology and Research (FETR) at Bardoli.
Around 1200 micro, small and medium enterprises of domestic textile and general engineer sector in south Gujarat region will be benefited with this project. It will also fulfil the objective of ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’ campaigns of the Government of India.