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Abundance of natural resources, human capital and aspirational population will help create a tech-enabled manufacturing ecosystem in eastern India

Newdelhi:21/6/21:Minister of Steel & Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today addressed the webinar on “Making Eastern India a Manufacturing Hub with respect to metallurgical industries”, organised by the Indian Institute of Metals. The Webinar was attended by the experts from the metals sector, officials of the Ministry of Steel, and state government representatives.

Shri Pradhan, speaking on the occasion, said that Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is working on the mission to bring eastern India at par with other developed regions of the country. With a skilled human capital, an abundance of natural resources, and an aspirational population, eastern India is poised to create a tech-enabled manufacturing ecosystem. He said that very few nations are blessed with the abundance of natural resources as much as eastern India is. He spoke in detail about the Mission Purvodaya launched also in the steel sector and its potential to spur a new era of development in the eastern India. He also spoke about efforts made by the Government of India in giving a boost to logistical infrastructure in eastern India including inland waterways. Shri Pradhan spoke about the rich heritage of architecture, maritime economy, and also industrial development in eastern India and said that time has come to reclaim that glory.

Speaking about sustainable development, Shri Pradhan said that development and ecology can co-exist. He spoke about the leadership provided by Shri Narendra Modi in moving towards a greener future for the world. He said that Governments need to promote industrial development along with sustainable development and policies have to be more people, business, and environment friendly. He called upon the Indian Institute of Metals to help create greener, cleaner, and thus more sustainable products around ‘green steel’.

Speaking about Industrial Revolution 4.0, he said that we must seize the opportunity and create new, innovative and sustainable business models.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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