Gehlot inaugurates new production facility for prosthetics under ‘Make in India’ initiative

Kanpur (UP), Sept.8 (ANI): Social justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot today inaugurated a new production facility for producing affordable state of the art lower limb prosthetic systems here.

A ministry statement said that the estimated cost of this project is Rs.6 crores.

Under the ‘Make In India’ initiative of the Prime Minister, the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) is working under the aegis of Department Of Empowerment Of Person with Disability (DEPwD).

It inked the Transfer of Technology (ToT) and Technical and Consultancy Services agreement with multinational company Ottobock for mass manufacturing of new generation lower limb prosthetic systems for PwDs (Persons with Disabilities) in the country at affordable price.

With this new production unit, ALIMCO will be able to produce technologically advanced prosthetic system which will improve the independence and mobility of lower limbs amputees from all section of society in the country. (ANI)

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