Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Additional Secretary Shri Bhuvnesh Kumar has inaugurated the 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, entrepreneurs and MSMEs 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)’ along with 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 were 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.
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