Ahmedabad, 14 June 2020
Gujarat’s renowned engineering and food industry in times of crisis in desperate times with the Kovid-19 epidemic, many have opted for automation to maintain production capabilities. Out of 90 lakh workers of Gujarat, 70% of the skilled migrant workers have migrated to their places of origin. That vapis have not come. Due to this, the production of Gujarat has come to a standstill. Is investing crores of rupees to buy machines and robots for automation of automobiles, engineering goods, submersible assembly and welding. Japan advanced to purchase automation machinery. One robotics will be able to reduce its dependence on 28 people. An investment of Rs. 1 crore in automation can reduce the demand for 10 laborers.
50 percent of them will be unemployed, due to automation. According to EC, 30 lakh workers in Gujarat may be unemployed. Which will reduce production costs, reduce production losses, increase efficiency and deliver better quality products. Don’t expect the workforce to return soon. One-time capital investment in automation will reduce their dependence on migrants.
Industries are all planning to use automation in the assembly line of submersible pumps, ball bearing races, bearing grinding and automobile spare parts. Where welding can be done by robots, and that too for 24 hours. CNC machines can be operated by robots.
The engineering sector in Rajkot is currently operating at 50 percent capacity due to labor shortage. Orders are small. Similar is the situation in other parts of Gujarat. Automation will be deployed in loading-unloading and packaging processes. Other initiatives have been taken to handle items on the conveyor belt. There has been a huge reduction in the manpower requirement. Manufacturers of food products are also looking at automation from a hygiene point of view. Including minimal human intervention. While automation not only helps in reducing the manpower requirement, it also helps in maintaining better hygiene and hygiene in the manufacturing process.
At least one lakh workers – most of them migrants – were employed in units in Rajkot and in industrial groups around the city. It was the first time in the history of the industry that most of his skilled hands have left the city. Even before Kovid-19, many companies were planning to go for automation for mass production. These schemes are now being expedited. There has been an increase in inquiries and orders from industrial sectors including engineering and brass for AI and machine learning tools. Rajkot accounts for 70% of the supply of automobile parts in India. Rajkot has 10,000 units of automobiles and agricultural equipment. Out of one lakh workers from Rajkot, about 70,000 have left for domestic states.