CIPET Current Affairs - 2020

CIPET renamed as Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology

The Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology has now been renamed as Central Institute of Petrochemicals, Engineering and Technology. The name change was registered under Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975.

Highlights

The main objective of CIPET is to contribute towards growth of plastics. It also focuses on education and research programme. The institute will focus on innovative plastic-based solutions.

UNDP

The CIPET also receives United Nations Development Programme. Apart from UNDP, the support to CIPET is also received from OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Corporation), World Bank and UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization).

UNIDO

United Nations Industrial Development Organization was established in 1966. It is one of the 15 specialized agencies of the United Nations. The UNIDO aims to fulfil the Sustainable Development Goals.

Petrochemicals in India

The Petrochemical industry is growing fast in India. There are four main categories in the petrochemical industry. This includes polymers, elastomers, synthetic fibres and surfactant intermediate. Mumbai is the hub of petrochemical industry.

CIPET centre in Tripura Inaugurated

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers D V Sadananda Gowda inaugurated the centre of the Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET) in Tripura. The CIPET in Tripura would produce 1500 skilled workers per annum.

Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology

The Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) was established in 1968 with the assistance of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at Chennai. The institute was set up to develop manpower in different disciplines of Plastics Engineering & Technology as no such institute existed in the country.

Functions of CIPET
  • CIPET renders Technology Support Service in the areas of design, tooling, plastics processing and testing and quality assurance in India and abroad.
  • CIPET is at the forefront of strengthening the technological capabilities and has been constantly building capacities and leveraging its expertise, calibre and skill sets to meet the emerging and evolving needs of the industries.
  • CIPET works in close liaison with industries to implement its initiatives in the areas of Polymer and allied industries in accordance with the environmental policies of the country.

CIPET is working under the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers and is focused on Skill Development, Technology Support Services, Academic and Research (STAR).

CIPET is headquartered at Chennai and has centres at Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Agartala, Baddi, Balasore, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandrapur, Chennai, Dehradun, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Hajipur, Haldia, Imphal, Jaipur, Kochi, Lucknow, Madurai, Murthal, Mysore, Raipur, Ranchi, Valsad and Vijayawada.