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Jharkhand government’s plan to set up industrial park for tribals on the anvil: Industry Secretary Jitendra Kumar

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CII organises Jharkhand Entrepreneurship Summit

Ranchi, Sept 15: CII organised Jharkhand Entrepreneurship Summit 2023 in Ranchi on Friday. Key note speaker for the event was Jitendra Kumar Singh, Secretary, Department of Industry, Government of Jharkhand.

Addressing the gathering, Industry Secretary said, Jharkhand government is planning to set up a dedicated Industrial Park for Tribal Entrepreneurs.

“Jharkhand’s textile industry employs 90% women, 75% of whom come from the tribal community. With the assistance of Government of India and Government of Jharkhand, some policies are coming for the tribal communities which will be helpful in the future development”, added Singh.

Ujjal Chakraborti, Chairman, CII Jharkhand State Council & Managing Director, Jamshedpur Continuous Annealing & Processing Company Private Limited said, “Jharkhand’s industries are looking ahead, and support is needed in both education and healthcare for the upliftment of tribals. Effective policies can lead to significant development in any society. Along with the domain expertise and Knowledge, a proper financing and a forum for networking opportunity is also very essential for the growth.”

Emphasizing on the importance of entrepreneurship for tribal communities, Sourav Roy, Convenor, CII Jharkhand CSR, Skill Development & AA Panel & Chief – CSR, Tata Steel, said that there is a need to recognize the sheer wisdom of tribal peoples’ communities and their innate intelligence through interaction between policy makers, holders of opportunities and audiences as well as new value chains emerging within the state. He also said about the emerging trends of locals coming back to Jharkhand from cities like Delhi & Mumbai to explore entrepreneurial opportunities.

Basant Tirkey, National General Secretary, Tribal Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry advocated for focusing on youth empowerment of tribal communities includes tailored policies and improved implementations. “There is a need to adapt policies that suits diverse demographics of Jharkhand, emphasizing more on youth centric policy enhancements and commits to closing implementation gaps,” Tirkey added.

“As industry members and important stakeholders of society, our stated goals are to build competitiveness, achieve sustainability and ensure inclusivity. Hence, it is extremely important that all stakeholders – the government, industry and society come together, think together and work together to drive the development of Tribals,” said Ranjot Singh, Vice Chairman CII Jharkhand State Council & Managing Director, Emdet Jamshedpur Pvt Ltd

Other eminent speakers from different sessions includes : Ramphal Nehra, Co-Chairman, CII Eastern Region Manufacturing Subcommittee and Plant Manager & Director, Tata Cummins Pvt Ltd, Harsh Nath Mishra, Director Personnel, Central Coalfields Limited, Sanjeev Shekhar, Head Corporate Affairs, Adani Power Jharkhand Limited, Reema Das, Deputy Head HR, Trent Limited, Aseem Kandulna, MD & CEO, ASR Metallurgy Private Limited, Smita Verma, Lead Gender & Community Enterprise, Tata Steel Foundation, Aarti Wig, Co-founder, Yunus Social Business India, Randeep Bhushan Singh Munda, Managing Director, Eden Green Technologies Pvt Ltd, Kumar Abhishek Oraon, Co-Founder, The Open Field, Mr Amarnath Lakra, Founder & CEO, Strength Dairy, Captain Amitabh, Head – Skill Development, Tata Steel Foundation , Prof. (Dr.) Raman Kr Jha, Vice-Chancellor, The ICFAI University, Jharkhand, Prof Rohit Kumar, Assistant Professor, Strategy & Entrepreneurship, IIM Ranchi, Tarun Shukla, Senior Lead Sevak, PanIIT Alumni Reach for India Foundation.


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