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Chemicals is thrust area for progress: Ananth Kumar

Friday, June 17, 2016
By Dominic Rebello. Photograph By Azad Shrivastav

“Chemicals and Petrochemical industry holds a significant place in the overall economic growth of the country. It provides the foundation for the growth of other industries such as fertilizers, pharma, agriculture to name a few. Hence it is imperative for us to ensure the growth of the chemical sector through setting targets and producing reports. Government has taken concrete actions in the direction and has invested 50 bn $ in the sector so far. Govt. has been working relentlessly to tackle challenges faced by the chemical industry such as clearances from environment ministry, infrastructural issues and lack of human resources and has proposed to set up specialized chemical engineering and technology institutes in the country,” said Ananth Kumar, Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizer at the launch function of 9th edition of India Chem 2016 held yesterday in Mumbai.

“We thank industry bodies and FICCI and hope to have their continued support in our pursuit of making India the global leader of the chemical industry,” he added.

The event brochure was was also released by Union Minister Ananth Kumar. In pursuit of PMModi’s initiative of “Make in India”, the 9th edition of the mega event “India Chem 2016” will be jointly organized by Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt. of India along with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) from September 1-3, 2016 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India, with the theme “India Chem 2016 – Exploring Opportunities”.

The event was attended by Anuj Kumar Bishnoi, Secretary, Dept of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Samir Kumar Biswas, Jt Secretary, Dept of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Dr. B. R. Gaikwad, Chairman, CHEMEXCIL along with Deepak Mehta, Chairman, FICCI Chemicals Committee & Vice Chairman & MD–Deepak Nitrite Ltd. amongst others.

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