Steel Minister Birender Singh said that the domestic steel consumption is a benchmark of industrial prosperity and nation’s growth.
He said, "The medium and small industries are big consumers of steel and iron which they use for manufacturing various machines for producing MSE goods.”
Singh on Sunday visited the the stall put up by Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) at India Industrial Fair held in Jaipur from 16 – 19 September.
He said that the steel sector will play in major role in meeting the demands of nation’s growing infrastructure, manufacturing, housing sectors and campaigns like smart cities and make in India etc.
Praising SAIL he said, “SAIL has strategically kept warehouses near all major industrial belts so that it can swiftly cater to the requirements of medium and small enterprises thus reducing their procurement time and stock keeping.”
He was the chief guest for event and was accompanied by Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution C R Chaudhary and Rajasthan Energy Minister Pushpendra Singh.
Steel serves as the backbone of manufacturing in medium and small enterprises and this fair is a suitable platform for industries including steel and iron, which heavily supplies input material for the MSE sector.
SAIL has participated as an exhibitor in this industrial fair which is organised by Laghu Udyog Bharti, an organisation serving the interest of Micro and small industries.