Minister of Steel Dharmendra Pradhan said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working on the mission to bring eastern India at par with other developed regions of the country. He was addressing a webinar titled “Making Eastern India a Manufacturing Hub with respect to metallurgical industries” organised by Indian Institute of Metals.
Mr. Pradhan said that very few nations are blessed with the abundance of natural resources as much as eastern India is. He spoke about Mission Purvodaya and its potential to spur a new era of development in eastern India. He also spoke about efforts made by the government to give a boost to logistical infrastructure in eastern India including inland waterways.
Speaking about Industrial Revolution 4.0, he said that we must seize the opportunity and create new, innovative and sustainable business models. Mr. Pradhan said that with a skilled human capital, abundance of natural resources and an aspirational population, eastern India is poised to create a tech-enabled manufacturing ecosystem.