Industrial Activities would increase and likely to become more dynamic with anticipated flow of FDI in the Country, Says
Mr K Rama Mohana Rao, IAS, Chairman, Visakhapatnam Port Trust
Confederation of Indian Industry organized a Conference on Industrial Safety with the theme focusing on “Business Sustainability in New Normal” through a virtual platform.
Speaking at the Inaugural Session of the Conference Mr K Rama Mohana Rao, IAS, Chairman Visakhapatnam Port Trust stated that COVID-19 has adversely impacted the economic activities across the globe and India is no exception. He further said that Indian economy is set to grow in the next year and the Industrial activities would increase and likely to become more dynamic with the anticipated flow of FDI in the country. The initiatives such as Atma Nirbhar Bharat would help for the growth of MSMEs and Industrial safety attains importance, he added in his address .
Mr Mahadesh, Director – Environment Health Safety, Volvo Group India Pvt Ltd in his Special address said that COVID-19 pandemic has adverse impact on manufacturing sector and global eco system. Supply chain disruption has became major bottleneck for the movement of raw materials required for the industry. Small and Medium enterprises were forced to stop their operations due to workforce challenges, however, now India is a most preferred destination for manufacturing of various products globally, he said.
He stated that India’s role in COVID-19 particularly in the field of manufacturing has generated a big hope which can be considered as an advantage for industry in the coming days. At this current juncture, India is positioned as one of the emerging center for manufacturing of various products. Industries across the globe would be interested to shift their manufacturing base to India, he said in his address. Safety and innovation are important for Business Sustainability in the New Normal.
Accelerated digital transformation by leveraging numerous technologies and automation of various processes are major changes which industries need to adopt, he further mentioned in his address.
Mr D Chandra Sekhara Varma, Director of Factories, Government of Andhra Pradesh emphasized on the Role of Regulatory Bodies and said that there is a need to focus on causes of accidents more rather than the consequences.
Ms T Mahima, Coordinator for Andhra Pradesh, Regional Directorate, Central Pollution Control Board highlighted the causes of accidents in industries and objectives of various safety rules issued by Government.
Mr Datla Tirupathi Raju, Vice Chairman, CII Andhra Pradesh said that Safety is very important aspect for any industry as an accident free work environment boosts the morale of the team members working in any hazardous situation. He stated that Health and safety of the employees is essential for company’s smooth and successful functioning. It is a decisive factor in organizational effectiveness which ensures an accident-free industrial environment.
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