Saturday, September 18, 2021

Two years of Raghubar Das government: Jharkhand progressing like never before

Jamshedpur : Ever since the new Raghubar Das Government took over the reins of Government, the speed of progress has amplified.

Jharkhand has managed to cover around 87 per cent of its rural population under the Food Security Act as against the national average of 75 per cent, according to the state’s Economic Survey 2015-16.

This implies that Jharkhand has made enormous progress in terms of the coverage of its population under NFSA… rural-urban distribution reveals (coverage of) about 2,16,67,627 or 86.48 per cent of rural population (against national average of 75 per cent) and 47,75,703 or 60.20 per cent of urban population (against national average of 50 per cent) in the state,” the survey said. The PDS, it said, also operated through several other schemes, including 370 centres under Dal-Bhaat Yojna.

As far as natural resources especially minerals, land and water are concerned, Jharkhand is among the richest states of India.

Out of the total population of 288.46 lakhs, 223.1 lakhs live in rural areas and only 65.36 lakhs are urban dwellers. Even a cursory glance is sufficient to convince that most of the tribal, Dalit and OBC population live in villages and depend on land and allied activities for their livelihood. Urban areas are inhabited by upper and middle classes, engaged mostly in trade, commerce, industry, and the service sector.

Cities like Ranchi and Jamshedpur are playing crucial role in the progress. Jamshedpur houses the Tata Steel which is Asia’s first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel today is the one of world’s largest steel producers with geographic footprints in India, South East Asia, UK and Europe.

Today, the Tatas have expanded their services to automotives, commodities, energy, hotels, retail, financial services, broadcast and software and telecoms. Embarking on the guidelines proposed by the Founder, Tata Steel moved from the danger of being an obsolete plant during the pre-liberalization period when many other companies could not stand thrust. Not only it has diversified itself, it has also gone global.

Tata Steel is the first integrated steel company in the world, outside Japan, to have been awarded the Deming Application Prize 2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management. On its hundredth anniversary, Tata Steel won the bid to purchase the Anglo-Dutch steel giant Corus.

Thereafter, it acquired Nat Steel and Millennium Steel, which is now called Tata Steel Thailand. The company has proposed to develop three Greenfield Steel projects in Jharkhand, Orissa and Chhattisgarh, and one in Vietnam.
Jamsetji Tata, “A Man of Destiny” stands alone on the pinnacle in respect to his vision.

With a desire to advance in the industrial frontiers of India, he conceived business structures and strategies together with a concern for values, ethics and responsible corporate citizenship. Possessed with a high acumen and an inclination to envision really big, J N Tata envisaged the formation of a steel plant in the eastern region coupled with hydroelectric ventures which virtually ushered India into the Industrial and Electrical age.

Tata Steel’s Founder J N Tata believed that the community is not just another stakeholder in any free business enterprise, but is in fact its backbone.

Tata Steel’s success story is the story of an enterprise whose growth has come about not only because of its performance but also through its initiatives focusing on the triple bottom line of financial, social and environmental progress. Several dignitaries and guests of the company arrive to pay homage on this occasion to Jamsetji who is regarded as a key figure in industrial revolution.

J N Tata’s love for his nation was immense and the poverty of the masses strongly dwelt upon him. Following his guidelines, Tata Steel has framed various social welfare programmes for the uplift of the urban, rural and tribal people.

The amalgamation of vivid demonstrations by the tribal group on this day is quite appealing.

The Asia’s leading industrial area in the Adityapur is also looking forward to its better days ahead with a slew of projects that include some big ticket projects likely to get roll out on the ground in the coming few months.

Not only the Adityapur Industrial Area Development Authority (AIADA) but the local industrialists too are waiting for a turnaround in the backdrop of industry friendly politician back on the Chief Minister’s chair in the state.

The Special Economic Zone, (SEZ) and Adityapur Auto Cluster Limited (AAAL), the two most significant projects of AIADA are gradually unfolding with exercise to put AAAL in place getting momentum following effective pursuance by the state industry department.

“Though, the AAAL project was scheduled to begin by September (2010) but technical glitches and logistic constraints consumed another few weeks…the construction work has however got off and we are hopeful of completing the project at the earliest possible time,” says S N Thakur, an industrialist.

The total budget of the AAAL is Rs 65 crore of which Rs 45 crore will be invested in constructing a series of multipurpose testing laboratories while Rs 20 crore will be spend on common affluent treatment plant and waste hazardous plant and, the rest Rs 5crore will be spend on wages, transportation and other economic activities.

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