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Conclave focus on trialogue, case studies

Jamshedpur, Feb. 17: A panel discussion would be organised as a part of an international conference, Steelrise, in the city on February 27-29.

Experts from various engineering and management institutions, corporate human resource managers and senior students of related applied sciences would take part in the discussion.

Representatives of Inholland University (Holland), IIT-Kharagpur, Paul Wurth, Larsen and Toubro, Akzo Nobel and XLRI School of Business and Human Resource would attend the panel discussion in trialogue format named “Social Issues: Converting Opportunity into Holistic and Inclusive Growth”.

Elaborating on the international symposium here today, the chief operating officer of Tata Steel, H.M. Nerurkar, said the panel discussion has been structured in such a manner so as to enable educators and recruiters to arrive to a common understanding of needs for human resources and career opportunities.

Tata Steel would organise the conference in association with New Wave Display Services Private Limited and Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.

“The conference is being organised with the objective to provide a platform to all concerned with the planned growth of India’s steel production to exchange notes and discuss methods of making this growth as effective and as meaningful as possible,” he pointed out.

The presentation of case studies for Orissa, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, the three states directly invol- ved in India’s steel production would form another interesting part of the conference.

Well-known global organisations having significant presence in India’s steel business like Posco, Siemens VAI and Tata Bluescope would make presentations.

Moreover, presentations would also be made on the expansion plans of Indian steel companies like Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, Tata Steel and Usha Martin.

The three-day conclave is being organised to deliberate and take forward the target that Indian policy-makers and industry have set for themselves in order to expand the country’s annual steel production in phases to 180 million tonnes by 2020.

The discussions would focus on 10-12 per cent annual growth of steel capacity over the next 15 years and an aggregate estimated investment of over Rs 4,00,000 crore to build a steel hub spanning Chhattisga- rh, Jharkhand, Orissa and Bengal.

These four states account for the majority of the country’s iron and steel reserves.

The three-day international conclave would kick off on February 27.

The managing director of Tata Steel, B Muthuraman, would deliver the inaugural address.

This would be followed by addresses by Guenter Wehrmann, the consul-general of Federal Republic of Germany, Ashok Dalwai, the commissioner-cum-secretary, steel and mines department of Orissa government and S.K. Satpathy, the secretary, rural development, Jharkhand.

An exhibition on steel would also be organised during the conference. It would help in interaction between various technology suppliers and various stakeholders.

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