Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put forward the slogan “Zero Defect Zero Effect” which means two things:
- Processes of development, without defects of goods.
- Process of production that has zero environmental and ecological impacts.
Thus, the ZED model aims to achieve high–quality manufacturing that’s also green. As India strives to become a worldwide development center, it is critical for the ZED model to make progress.
The scope of the model covers all manufacturing and service sectors with a particular focus on small, micro, and medium-sized companies (MSME).In the uncontrolled MSME market, the ZED model is designed to increase efficiency. Indian economic growth is driving the MSME sector. The micro-economic sector contributes 38% of the country’s GDP and the sector employs some 110 million Indians.
What groundwork was done to promote the ZED model?
The Quality Council of India (QCI) formulated the first draft model after the model had been conceptualized in September 2014.In selected businesses, the concept pilot was launched later in 2015.In 30 Indian cities’ consciousness, movements are initiated. Ten ZED cells have been started to implement the model. A very important role in the implementation of the model will be played by the Indian Quality Council (QCI).
Under the model, bronze, silver, gold, diamond, and platinum scores will be measured and awarded. A platinum ZED rating means that the manufacturer is internationally accepted and follows the best global practices. The assessments depend on the sector of choice and include process automation, process capacity, design, safety, hygiene issues, waste management, defect rates, and people management for different quality and environment assessment variables.
The government would also rope the vendors and dealers into different industries and chambers of commerce to popularize the model.
What is the significance of the model?
In the various areas of agriculture, industry, company, or the service, India is witnessing unparalleled technological developments. But most of these technical advances have caused some deterioration of the climate. It is necessary to develop innovative ways to reduce the consumption of natural resources and develop solutions leading to the sustainability of energy use and protection of the global environment.
The idea of ‘zero defect, zero consequence’ tends to be a theoretical concept, but its importance to Indian development and its reduction in environmental impacts cannot be overstated. Questions are posted as to how to accomplish growth without having an environmental impact. Production and environment protection can, and should, co-exist. Simple steps, such as reducing waste, can improve the sensitivity and impact of our processes.