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‘In steel production India will rank after Japan, US’

Statesman News Service |

Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birendra Singh on Sunday claimed that the country will be ranked after Japan and America in steel production in December this year as a result of the Prime Minister’s various initiatives like Skill India, Startup India and Make in India.

"The country will be at the top in the word in industrial production on low cost due to these initiatives," he claimed.

Speaking at a seminar on power and environment during Industrial Fair here, the Union Steel Minister said, these initiatives will not only generate employment opportunities, but will also strengthen the economy.

Small industrial units should be promoted so that a large number of job opportunities are created and production cost can be brought down, Singh said.

Rajasthan Energy Minister Pushpendra Singh said the state government is trying to improve the conditions of power DISCOMs and the state will have surplus power by 2018.