NSIC Techmart India 2012 (the 20th International Technology Fair) was inaugurated by Shri K.H Muniyappa , Hon’ble Minister of State with Independent Charge, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, in the presence of Shri Vivek Rae, Secretary, MSME , Shri Amarendra Sinha, Additional Secretary & Development Commissioner (MSME) and Dr. H.P. Kumar, CMD, NSIC, .Inaugurating the exhibition, Shri K.H Muniyappa, Hon’ble Minister of State with Independent Charge, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises applauded the efforts of NSIC in setting up an international showcases of small enterprise technologies. Going around the exhibits, the Minister said that NSIC through its Techmart India 2012 has created a excellent single window platform for the development of MSMEs and also for the promotion of their products to the world market. Speaking on the occasion Dr. H.P Kumar, CMD, NSIC stated that Techmart India -2012 gives focus on cost effective and employment generation oriented technologies. Over 426 MSME units from all over India including women entrepreneurs, units from backward area, SC &ST, North eastern region etc are displaying their technologies and products in this exhibition. It is a platform enabling “job seekers” into” job providers”. Amongst other officials present on the occasion were Shri Ravindra Nath , Director (Fin) , Shri P. Udyakumar, Director (P&M) NSIC, and officials of Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.The other attraction of Techmart India 2012 is a display of products manufactured by units of North Eastern States and a “Virtual Display” in Techmart India 2012 wherein 242 MSMEs get opportunity to display their product profiles with images and text through e-Catalogues on web portal www.nsicindia.com. Designed to enhance the elements of a real exhibition, this Virtual Exhibition delivers benefits by helping exhibitors to reach out valuable Customers globally, continuous display of Banners on large screen during Techmart 2012, Exhibitors and Visitors shall be able to connect with one another via the internet, regardless of geographic location, to exchange business information, availability of online tools to upload relevant and tailored content in the Virtual exhibition to appeal to the audience. Also assist exhibitors to modify their stands, can be attend from anywhere at any time-at no cost even after physical exhibition and extends the presence of your exhibit to 24x7 and for 365 days. Saves physical resources and valuable time for the exhibitors as it uses an inexpensive media i.e. internet. Techmart India 2012 is co-sponsored by HSBC,State Bank of India, Vijaya Bank, Allahabad Bank, Punjab National Bank, Andhra Bank and Credit Rating agencies ICRA, CRISIL & ONICRA. All these institutions have also set up their stalls in Techmart India 2012 so that MSMEs, young people can understand and avail the schemes of Banks,etc under one roof during this period.