Narendrapur, August 10, 2019: Tata Steel BSL has taken initiative for formation a regional chapter of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for Dhenkanal-Angul-Talcher industrial belt with organization of a roadshow by the premier industry body of the country at its plant located at Narendrapur of Dhenkanal district.
Conducted by CII’s Odisha chapter, it witnessed enthusiastic participation of twenty-seven senior executives from 18 local industrial units including big names like NALCO, NTPC, JSPL, GMR Power, Navabharat Ventures, etc other than the host company. CII’s proposed local chapter will provide a platform to represent the aspirations of various corporate houses of the region through which issues of common interests can be addressed at various forums and industrialization process can be furthered.
Dr Pradipta Mohanty, Vice – Chairman, CII Odisha State Council and Chairman, SNM Group gave a brief outline on CII, its functions, advantages for the members of the body and urged the participants to join CII.
Thanking the industry representatives for joining the first session Mr Subodh Pandey, Chief Operating Officer, Tata Steel BSL said the local industrial units including representatives of service sector need to come together to address issues faced both by the industries and the community for betterment of the entire industrial belt.
Similarly, PSUs like NALCO, Angul and NTPC, Kaniha represented by Mr M P Mishra, Executive Director and Mr V Ramesh Babu, Executive Director, respectively expressed interest for a local chapter of the industry body and a platform for the industry leaders to interact and look for solutions for issues of the area together. The same was echoed by Mr Binod Dash, Chairman of Synergy Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Other corporate houses of Dhenkanal-Angul-Talcher region present on the occasion included, MGM, Utkal Asbestos Ltd, Narayani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Adarsha College of Engineering, TSTPS, Hotel Prashanti, Hotel Surya Garden, Hotel Durga, etc.
Mr Manikanata Naik, Chief Corporate Services, Tata Steel BSL gave welcome address to the delegates on the occasion and in her concluding remarks Ms Suparna Nanda, Director, CII, Odisha Chapter said CII will try to speed up registration of the industries for formation of the regional chapter.
About Tata Steel BSL
Tata Steel BSL Limited (BSL), formerly known as Bhushan Steel Limited ( BSL), is India’s fifth largest flat steel producing company with an existing steel production capacity of 5.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2019. It has India’s largest Cold Rolled Steel Plant and is one of the largest suppliers of automotive grade and high carbon special steel in the country. BSL recorded a gross revenue of gross revenue of US $ 3004.49 Million (INR 20,892 crore) in FY19. The organisation is spread across India with an employee base of over 5,600. On May 18, 2018, the then BSL was acquired by Tata Steel Limited through its wholly-owned subsidiary Bamnipal Steel Limited. Tata Steel BSL was felicitated with several awards including Global Safety Award 2016 by Energy and Environment Foundation for outstanding achievement in implementing Prime Minister of India’s Swachha Bharat Mission, Environment Excellence Award 2016 from Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Kolkata for its exemplary environment performance, Appreciation award for pollution control for 2016 by Odisha State Pollution Control Board, Ispat Suraksha Puraskar 2018 (for the performance year 2016-17) organized by the ‘Joint Committee on Safety, Health & Environment in the Steel Industry’ (JCSSI).