Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Additional Secretary Shri Bhuvnesh Kumar has inaugurated Product Design Centre (PDC), set up at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Kolkata. The centre has prototyping and system designing facilities equipped with all the software and printing technologies for system designing, prototyping, ideation and fabrication.
This facility will be beneficial to startups, enterpreneurs and MSME’s of the eastern region of the country. An appearance based detection system i.e., Grain-Ex through machine vision technology for pulses developed under ‘National programme on Electronics and ICT applications in Agriculture and Environment (AgriEnIcs)’ alongwith ICAR-IARI, New Delhi was also launched on this occasion. The appearance based e-Quality detection system for 14 types of pulses (Grain-Ex), would bring about a transformative change in the e-NAM markets for quality based pricing. This will be helpful for more than 1,200 e-NAM connected markets.
The inauguration and launch was done in the presence of Smt Sunita Verma, Group Coordinator, MeitY; Shri Aditya Kumar Sinha, Director, C-DAC, Kolkata; Dr Om Krishan Singh, Scientist ‘D’, MeitY; other industry partners, project team members and other respected dignitaries representing various users and line ministry.