Union Steel Minister Lauds Odisha’s Focus On Skill Development

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of Steel Ram Chandra Prasad Singh was today lauded the government and people of Odisha for taking a lot of strides in development and for the focus on skill development.

“Through institutions like the World Skill Centre, Bhubaneswar, Odisha government has rightly focused on skill development which is the need of the hour,” the Minister said chairing an interactive session with steel companies based in Odisha held here.

The Minister further stated that steel consumption will continue to increase due to the various programmes and schemes of the government, such as Gatishakti Master Plan, in which the contribution of the secondary steel sector will be very high.

A mission to develop the secondary steel sector is in the making, he said.

Concerns of the industry were put forward by representatives from the companies which included a better environment for the industry, especially on finance, logistics, environment, support for the small-scale industries in the sector.

Ministry officials emphasized that the Government has been actively taking all efforts to address the concerns of the steel industry and welcomed inputs and comments on specific issues hindering the sector, especially the secondary steel companies.