Govt working towards Atmannirbharta in mining & steel to make India a global manufacturing hub: Steel Minister
Talking about reforms in the mining sector, Pradhan said the shift away from nomination system has helped in equal distribution of revenue to respective states
New Delhi: The mining, coal, and petroleum sectors have received a lot of focus from the government towards reform and development in the past few years, oil and steel minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said.
“Our steel consumption per capita has grown over the years and our market has gained more capability,” he said speaking at the virtual national mining summit organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry today.
Atmannirbharta in mining & steel
Talking about reforms in the mining sector, Pradhan said the shift away from nomination system has helped in equal distribution of revenue to respective states. He asserted that there is a need to exploit, access, and monetize natural resources and at the same time leveraging technology.
He said monetization of mineral resources is essential along with cost optimization and it should be done keeping in mind the profitability of the investor. Pradhan emphasized that while India is becoming self-reliant, we need to make India a global manufacturing hub for which we need to monetize mineral resources of the country.
Atmanirbhar Bharat, which translates to ‘self-reliant India‘ or ‘self-sufficient India‘, is a policy formulated by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi for making India “a bigger and more important part of the global economy”, pursuing policies that are efficient, competitive and resilient, and being self-sustaining and self-generating. Atmanirbhar Bharat doesn’t mean “self-containment”, “isolating away from the world” or being “protectionist”. The first mention of this came in the form of the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan‘ or ‘Self-Reliant India Mission‘ during the announcement of India’s COVID–19 pandemic related economic package on 12 May 2020. The five pillars of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ are stated as economy, infrastructure, technology-driven systems, vibrant demography and demand.