In keeping up with the “Look East policy of the Government of India, the workshop at Aizwal was jointly orgainsed by MSTC Limited & Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, two public sector enterprises under Ministry of Steel, to sensitise and create awareness in the North East Region about increased usage of steel as well as to deliberate on developing the market for agro products so as to have overall inclusive development of the region with special focus on Rural Sector. The workshop was held in august presence of Chaudhary Birender Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister for Steel.
Other dignitaries attending the workshop were Shri H. Rohluna, Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industries, Government of Mizoram, Smt Ruchika Chowdhury Govil, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Government of India, Shri P Madhusudan, CMD, RINL, Shri B B Singh, CMD, MSTC Limited, Smt. Soma Mondal, Director (Commercial), SAIL, Shri S Banerjee, DG, INSDAG.
The delegates in the workshop included Shri A K Basu, Director (Finance), MSTC Limited, Smt Bhanu Kumar, Director(Commercial), MSTC, Mizoram Government Officials from the Agri and Horticulture Department, Commerce and Industry Departments, Public Works Department, SAIL, RINL, MSTC Limited, TATA Steel, Engineering Students, members of FPOs and others.
The workshop was inaugurated by Shri B B Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of MSTC Limited and Shri P Madhusudan, Chairman and Managing Director of RINL spoke on the challenges and opportunities for steel usage in the region.
Shri H. Rohluna, Commerce & Industry Minister, Governemnt of Mizoram said Mizoram is one of the fastest growing economies in the North East and there are tremendous growth potential of this region. He added that steel forms the backbone of infrastructure development and Mizoram has greater potential of utilizing steel for development.
Hon’ble Steel Minister in his speech highlighted the importance that the present Government is giving for development of North East & also the vision of Ministry of Steel in this regard. He emphasized the significance of connectivity for development of the region.
The programme ended with vote of thanks followed by a cultural dance programme by troupe of awardees of Indira Gandhi NSS Award 2015-16 Dr. Zoramdhinthara, PUC College, Aizawl.