Shri Dharmendra Pradhan addresses event of platinum jubilee of IIM PSU NEWS

Shri Pradhan commended IIM for its valuable contributions to Indian metallurgy and called for doubling down existing strategies for greater indigenization & innovation to drive the vision of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.

 

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan addresses event of platinum jubilee of IIM
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan (PSU Connect)

 

New Delhi: Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Addressed the event to commemorate the platinum jubilee of the Indian Institute of Metals. 

Shri Pradhan commended IIM for its valuable contributions to Indian metallurgy and called for doubling down existing strategies for greater indigenization & innovation to drive the vision of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.

The vibrant and growing sector of metals and mining has immense growth potential. Indian Institute of Metals can play a greater role in developing technical acumen, bringing innovation, and developing skilled manpower in the sector.

Congratulating the IIM for its platinum jubilee, the Minister said that it is a matter of pride that an institution, which was established in 1946, before the independence of India, is still flourishing and contributing to the development of the country. He said that by creating an excellent spirit of collaboration, partnership, and synergy between the three pillars of industry, academia, and R&D, IIM has played an important role in the journey of Indian metallurgy and contributed immensely to nation-building.  He called upon the IIM to play a key role in developing technical acumen, bringing in innovation, developing skilled manpower in the steel industry. He urged for enhancing the existing strategy for indigenization and innovation to substantially enhance contribution to “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.

The Minister said that there is a need to develop intellectual property and technology in the areas of advanced steels and alloys so that the critical requirements are satisfied indigenously, and the export horizon expands. He said that the role of the R&D establishments and academic institutes in generating intellectual property and technologies is vital. “We are also working to create world-class facility for metallurgical engineering and development of human resources for the steel sector. Centers of Excellence have been approved to be set up in IITs. Steel Research and Technology Mission of India has been set up to promote joint collaborative research projects of national importance in iron and steel sector.”



Posted Date :  24-02-21

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