New Delhi:20/10/20: Union Minister for Steel and Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan addressed a webinar on ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat: Fostering steel usage in Rural economy-Agriculture | Rural Development | Animal Husbandry and Dairying | Food Processing’ organized by Ministry of Steel in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here today and shared his views on the role of India’s steel sector in the growth and prosperity of our villages and in making our rural economy strong and self-reliant. Sh. Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Rural Development, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Panchayati Raj, and Food Processing Industries also graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour. Sh. Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Steel delivered the special address at the event.
Speaking on the occasion as the Chief Guest Shri Pradhan stated that there are immense opportunities in the rural sector to foster steel demand. He said, “I am glad to see stakeholders from steel, agriculture, rural development, animal husbandry, and dairy coming together for this webinar”. The minister informed that the government has started disbursing Rs. 1,00000 cr Agriculture Infrastructure Fund with many new sectors being included in the priority sector.
In his address, Sh. Narendra Singh Tomar said that the path to realizing the clarion call of Aatmanirbhar Bharat given by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi goes through Aatmanirbhar villages. He mentioned that Steel as a strength-giving material has to play an important role in making our villages strong and self-reliant
Speaking on the occasion, Sh. Faggan Singh Kulaste said that our Government under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister. has taken several initiatives to transform the rural landscape: webinar on ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat: Fostering Steel Usage in Rural Economy’ has been organized to tap the vast potential available for the Iron and Steel sector in the rural economy which is growing at a much faster rate.
Captains of Steel industry, Senior officials of the Ministries of Steel, Rural Development, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Panchayati Raj and Food Processing Industries and Fisheries, and senior officials of State Governments of UP, Bihar, Karnataka and Maharashtra and CII participated in the webinar.