Villages have unlimited potential: Verma

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 13:47 hrs

Lucknow, Nov 19 (IBNS) Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Monday said that villages have unlimited potential and if they develop, the nation is bound to develop.

He said this while addressing at All India RINL Customers & Rural Dealers Meet organized by Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL) in Lucknow.

The Minister said that India's rural market will be bigger than the markets in some of the developed countries in the next few years.

He said that the role of dealers will be important in ensuring that steel reaches every corner of the country.

The Minister spoke about the efforts made by various PSUs under his ministry in bringing about an industrial revolution in the state and how these projects will generate employment while at the same time help in increasing the availability of steel products.

Verma inaugurated RINL's "Customer Portal" for direct e-sales and released "Customer Charter", first of its kind in the steel industry in India to bring customer delight, and gave awards to the best customers.

He also released a "Booklet on Marketing". He distributed Dealership Certificates to newly appointed dealers.

About 250 major Customers and Dealers of RINL-VSP from different parts of the country participated in the Meet.

The Steel Minister appreciated the customers and dealers for their role in making steel available to 'aam admi'.

While appreciating the efforts of RINL-VSP in increasing their network in rural marketing, the Minister asked RINL to further strengthen the distribution/sale of steel in rural areas and set up service centers.

Verma also made an announcement about coal based power plants in Jagdishpur and Gonda which will not only help in meeting power requirement of the state but also provide employment opportunities to youth in the state.

Under its CSR programme RINL has set up a Skill Development Centre in Gonda, where needy children are being imparted free of cost training.

Similar training centers are being envisaged at other locations in Uttar Pradesh. Along with this, RINL is also planning to set up an ITI in Gonda.

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