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India : RESEARCH and development accounts for more than 50% of production in GUJARAT.

The research and development in chemicals, which account for more than 50% of industrial production in Gujarat, is set to get a fillip. Gujarat Chemical Association (GCA) will soon establish a common facility centre (CFC) in the city for R&D in chemical clusters.

CFC will be called 'Centre for R&D in Chemical and Allied Industries for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Sector' and is expected to come up at Naroda Enviro Projects Limited. The centre will provide a platform to utilize and train manpower for swift progress of MSME sector.

CFC will aid scientific research focusing on applications, development, design and industrial activities in the field of chemicals. It will help develop new products from existing raw materials and increase productivity by low cost technology, upgrade quality of existing products and reduce pollution by alternate process. The centre will conduct R&D for energy conservation and conduct workshops and training program for skilled and semi-skilled workers.

Chemical production in Gujarat comprising chemical industries, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, rubber and plastic crossed Rs 4,50,000 crore up from Rs 65,000 crore in 2001. Investment in the chemical sector grew from Rs 36,000 crore to Rs 1,50,000 crore.

CFC will help to meet the requirements of standards of environment at a reduction of production cost through innovative methods and exploit the benefits due to optimization of resources.

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Date:Sep 20, 2014
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