Embrace challenge of producing high grade steel: Pradhan to steel sector professionals

New Delhi: Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Dharmendra Pradhan today appealed the steel sector professionals to embrace challenge of producing high grade steel for greater self-sufficiency.

Addressing at the 57th National Metallurgist’s Day Function and 73rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Indian Institute of Metals in Thiruvananthapuram, Pradhan also exhorted them to work towards greater sustainability in the steel sector and contribute towards creation of an Indian model of green economy.

Speaking about importance of steel, the Minister said, “Metals, including steel continue to play a vital role in building of a modern economy. There is a strong positive correlation between steel usage and a nation’s economic growth.

“Under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is on a steady path to become a $5 Trillion economy. This dream resolve is a collective one. We all have to work together with an IspatiIrada to make this dream, a reality,” he added.

While talking about future readiness, Pradhan said, “We are in midst of Industrial Revolution 4.0 driven by digitisation, automation, big data, artificial intelligence and, Internet of Things etc. It will fundamentally alter the way we live and work. Steel sector too must be future ready to embrace the change and leverage innovation for achieving this quantum leap.”

The Minister also handed over National Metallurgist’s Day awards and Indian Institute of Metal awards on the occasion.

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