Robotics needs to be an integral part of Make in India programme: Study

Robotics needs to be an integral part of Make in India programme: Study

New Delhi, Without treating them as anti-labour devices, Robotics will have to be integrated as key components of the government's flagship 'Make in India' programme for attracting global manufacturers to set up their highly efficient and automated supply chain facilities in the country, an ASSOCHAM study has pointed out. "Robotics are a settled necessity for taking Indian industry globally competitive and the country attractive for outside entrepreneurs for the PM's "Make in India" drive as an industrial location for global companies as well as domestic ones,"

a comprehensive study has stated. With several global auto firms setting up base in India and many hoping to export vehicles from the country both vehicle assembly and obtaining components by several Indian and JV component firms would require extensive automation to be at par with international standards, it said. In the beginning, automation and robotics would be inevitable at least where high quality and low costs on the one hand and safety of workers are the prime concern. "We must expect automation becoming the imperative where raw materials like rare earth or dangerous ones like radioactive metals and corrosive chemicals are in use," the study said.

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