ZED Programme

CRB as an implementing agency for conducting Zero Effect, Zero Defect (ZED) awareness training programmes conducted two such programmes with a) South Gujarat Textile Processor Association, Surat, Gujarat and b) Federation of Gujarat Industries, Vadodara, Gujarat in the month of March 2017. The idea of these training programmes was to make participating MSMEs understand and register themselves under the ZED scheme launched by the Ministry of MSMEs.

Launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister himself, the ZED scheme is an extensive drive of the Government of India to enhance global competiveness of Indian MSMEs by providing them financial support for undertaking assessment, rating and hand-holding of their manufacturing processes on quality and environmental aspects. The scheme has been developed by the Ministry of MSME, Government to work hand-in-hand with the ‘Make in India’ programme. CRB has been working with businesses and stakeholders to promote sustainable business practices, especially to ensure that benefits of adopting such practices accrue to the businesses and beneficiaries on the ground. CRB has recently become associated as an ‘implementing partner’ of the flagship the Zero Defect, Zero Effect (ZED) scheme of the Government of India in partnership with Quality Council of India (QCI). The main benefits of the scheme are:

  • Credible recognition of MSMEs for international investors seeking investment in India
  • Part of supply chain of national & international OEMs
  • Step-wise approach, no time pressure
  • Streamlined operations and lower costs
  • Road-map for improvement of processes and systems (for superior quality and environmental performance)
  • ZED Mark to enable an MSME to achieve competitive advantage
  • Substantial subsidy provided by the Government for MSMEs joining the scheme
  • Other benefits expected to be announced by the Government in the near future