Tuesday, January 27, 2015

India - Introduction of Corrosion prevention technologies from the US to Indian market: Commerce Minister of India will push for early deliverables from US during the commercial dialogue

New Delhi: India will press for early deliverables such as capacity building in corrosion-prevention technology and technical textiles during the commercial dialogue scheduled for Tuesday between commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her US counterpart, commerce secretary Penny Pritzker, even as contentious issues like the Totalisation Agreement and immigration struggle to make headway. Pritzker is part of the team led by US President Barack Obama for his ongoing India visit. While the corrosion-prevention technology is crucial to protect infrastructure projects and industrial products, technical textiles is a sunrise sector used in various industries including construction, agriculture and healthcare. Such advanced technologies available in the US are crucial to the Narendra Modi government’s Make in India and smart city projects. “For a long time, commercial dialogue was dormant between both sides. Now, we see a lot of interest from both sides. So, there will be some movement in the near future,” a commerce ministry official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. However, the official said the two sides were unlikely to sign any agreement on this front during Obama’s visit.

Article Source : http://www.livemint.com/Politics/5jKrRQyCn9OwzTx1EbbZCO/Nirmala-Sitharaman-to-push-for-early-deliverables-from-US-in.html
Publication Date: 26 January 2015

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  1. We see many metallic wonders that showcase the engineering knowledge glory and material development skills of ancient India. Iron Pillar in our capital is a classical example. Present day corrosion problems reported in India are giving varied opinions on the utilization of such skills. Corrosion is a global problem. Industrious efforts are taken across the globe to promote the corrosion control awareness and conserve the material resources. When there is a demand for producing good engineering materials and employing the appropriate corrosion control and maintenance programs, we need to effectively use the indigenous resources in the first phase and then explore additional technology strengths available outside India. Our country has a number of academic cum research institutions and professional associations that focus on corrosion issues. Moreover, a large pool of Indian science and engineering talents migrated to the overseas for employment in corrosion control and asset integrity management. The biggest weakness in our system is that no central entity available to look after the development across the country. We need to formulate a national policy on corrosion control and identify a suitable central agency to administer and coordinate the entire development in this domain. Our present environmental regulations do not effectively address the importance for corrosion control. There is no effective collaboration between various agencies to identify unified approach of resolving this national issue. Our network, We CAN Control Corrosion in India, encourages Overseas Indians to establish active connection with the Indian talent pool and industries for finding technology answers.