Union Minister Launched Knowledge Portal Developed by Idam Infra
On 23 September 2019, the Hon’ble Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India (GoI), Shri. Nitin Gadkari launched the ‘Simplified Digital Hands-on Information on Energy Efficiency (SIDHIEE)’ knowledge portal developed by Idam Infrastructure Advisory Pvt Ltd. (Idam Infra) in the event “National Conclave on Enhancing Energy Efficiency in MSME Sector. The two-day event was organised by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) at The Ashok Hotel, New Delhi. SIDHIEE was launched under the BEE’s MSME program.
The Union Minister together with the Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Power and New Renewable Energy, Shri. R.K. Singh inaugurated the Conclave. As MSMEs engaged in manufacturing account for about 33% of India’s manufacturing output, Shri. Nitin Gadkari highlighted that, presently, in India, MSME contribute 27% to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and in next five years we are trying to generate 5 crore more jobs. He also stressed on the need to shift to electric vehicles and that electricity should be generated through green energy sources instead of the traditional sources.
The SIDHIEE knowledge portal is developed as a part of the Knowledge Management and Sharing Initiative of the BEE’s MSME Programme. It hosts a wealth of information generated under the program and intend to share it with energy efficiency stakeholders working in this domain. The portal contains information on energy efficient technologies, best industrial practices etc. The platform provides an opportunity to connect with other stakeholders on issues, challenges and policy matters that may help in planning future initiatives.
The occasion was graced by Shri. Raj Pal, Economic Advisor, MoP, Shri. Abhay Bakre, Director General, BEE, Shri. Rene Van Berkel, UNIDO Representative and Head of Regional Office in India, Shri. Sanjeev Nandan Sahai, Special Secretary, MoP, GoI and Shri. Ram Mohan Mishra, Additional Secretary & DC, MSME.
An MoU for enhancing energy security in MSME was signed between Ministry of MSME and Bureau of Energy.