1. Express Technology Sabha: Green concerns raised to derail India developmental efforts, said Anant Geete

Express Technology Sabha: Green concerns raised to derail India developmental efforts, said Anant Geete

Express Technology Sabha highlights need for greater use of IT by PSUs to improve efficiency, transparency.

By: | Hyderabad | Updated: December 3, 2014 5:49 PM
Anant Goenka, Wholetime Director and Head-New Media, The Indian Express Ltd, presenting a memento to Anant Geete, Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises at the PSU Express Technology Sabha in Hyderabad. (IE Photo)

Anant Goenka, Wholetime Director and Head-New Media, The Indian Express Ltd, presenting a memento to Anant Geete, Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises at the PSU Express Technology Sabha in Hyderabad. (IE Photo)

Holding developed countries responsible for environmental imbalance, Anant Geete, Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, has said concerns over environment are often raised to derail India’s efforts to join the list of developed countries.

Addressing the inaugural PSU edition of the Express Technology Sabha in Hyderabad last Saturday, Geete, who was the chief guest, said: “The way we are concerned about environment, even the developed countries are not as concerned. I don’t think India can be held responsible for the imbalance in environment existing today. The developed countries are responsible.”

Tech-Sabha-PSU-logo-small“Now, when we try to carry out developmental works, there is an attempt to derail that in the name of environment. We are told that environmental balance needs to be maintained. We are not against that. But what is environment for? Environment has meaning only till human beings are alive, otherwise what is its meaning?”

The two-day event organised by the Express Group was attended, among others, by PSU representatives, government officials, and executives of information technology companies and consulting firms. A series of presentations and discussions on PSU issues dominated the proceedings.

Inaugurating the event on November 28, S Narsing Rao, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister of Telangana, said the PSU sector had immense potential and the undertakings needed to optimise use of information technology, not make it a mere cosmetic affair. Dwelling on issues like e-procurement, Rao urged PSUs to implement information technology to add value.

On the opening day of the Express Technology Sabha, Jayesh Ranjan, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation, spoke on simplification of industrial approvals using e-biz. This online platform will speed up the process of setting up an industrial unit in Telangana and approvals will be taken care online. He said the government of Telangana was determined to make the process simple for business entities to invest in the state. “An applicant had to go to 16 different departments to hand a form. This is ending now.”

Brainstorming sessions were interspersed with contests in which winners could win iPads and high-end watches.

On the second day, S P S Bakshi, Chairman & Managing Director, Engineering Projects India Ltd, gave a presentation on how IT could help PSUs improve efficiency and transparency. SMAC (Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud) was part of the discussion.

B N Sathpathy, Senior Advisor, Planning Commission, said every Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) should prepare an IT plan which must involve benchmarking extant technology levels and a time-bound plan for the future. “It has to be based on strategic needs and should be benchmarked with other public/private competitors in the sector,” said.

The event concluded with a panel discussion moderated by Anant Goenka, Wholetime Director and Head-New Media, The Indian Express Ltd. The distinguished panel comprised Anant Geete, Dr S P S Bakshi, Jaiveer Srivastava, Chairman and Managing Director of Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd (FACT), and Alok Sinha, former Chairman and Managing Director of Food Corporation of India (FCI). The discussion revolved around steps that PSUs could take for the success of the Make-in-India programme announced by the government.

  1. Kuldeep Saxena
    Dec 4, 2014 at 4:01 am
    It is very true that most of the developed nations have been creating obstacle on account of development process for the developing Nations along with using various UN agencies, various other platforms are there and time and again the matter has remained in the public domain open for discussions. It is fully agreed but definitely we need to put our house in order. It may please be taken into account that for about 30-35 years China started their industrial revolution and today they among the top economies round the globe. It is really good that our country is likely to be a compeor in the times to come with various nations opting India as their play field as well our Prime Miinister's efforts are really remarkable in this direction. But definitely we need to be very careful on the present scenario and need to opt for steps to monitoring the ecological as well environmental balances as there are problems taking into consideration the threats arising out of Global Warming. it is suggested that we need to re-frame our industrial policy taking the preventives to meet out the pollution norms as well maintain safe guards for our forest reserves, Wild sanctuaries as well the Hill regions it is very clear if the nation opt for balanced growth the things can be different only thing we need to work out on framing the Industrial as well environmental laws. Nobody can deny us from Industrial development in the times to come.
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    1. Kuldeep Saxena
      Dec 4, 2014 at 4:01 am
      It is very true that most of the developed nations have been creating obstacle on account of development process for the developing Nations along with using various UN agencies, various other platforms are there and time and again the matter has remained in the public domain open for discussions. It is fully agreed but definitely we need to put our house in order. It may please be taken into account that for about 30-35 years China started their industrial revolution and today they among the top economies round the globe. It is really good that our country is likely to be a compeor in the times to come with various nations opting India as their play field as well our Prime Miinister's efforts are really remarkable in this direction. But definitely we need to be very careful on the present scenario and need to opt for steps to monitoring the ecological as well environmental balances as there are problems taking into consideration the threats arising out of Global Warming. it is suggested that we need to re-frame our industrial policy taking the preventives to meet out the pollution norms as well maintain safe guards for our forest reserves, Wild sanctuaries as well the Hill regions it is very clear if the nation opt for balanced growth the things can be different only thing we need to work out on framing the Industrial as well environmental laws. Nobody can deny us from Industrial development in the times to come.
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        sikular rober
        Dec 3, 2014 at 5:08 pm
        1. पेट्रोल के दाम युटर्न हो गए। . 2. डीज़ल के दाम युटर्न हो गए। . 3. गैस के दाम युटर्न हो गए। . 4. मेहंगाई ने युटर्न ले लिया। . 5. विदेशियो में भारत कि छवि ने युटर्न ले लिया। . 6. राम सेतु तोड़ने का फैसला युटर्न हो गया। . 7. महाराष्ट्र, हरयाणा के लोगो ने युटर्न ले कर बीजेपी के हाथ सता सौंप दी। . 8. लोगो का केंद्र सरकार से उठता हुआ विशवास फिर से कायम हो गया। एक ओर युटर्न। . 9. प्रधानमंत्री का सीधा जनता से संवाद। यह भी तो युटर्न है काल के प्रधानमंत्री यह सब भुल चुके थे। . 10. नौकरशाहों और दलालो में काम करने की तरफ युटर्न। . 11. जनधन योजना से एक गरीब भी अपना बैंक खाता खोल रहा है। यह भी तो युटर्न है पहले तो दो विटनेस चाहिए होते थे और झमेले वाली कागजी कार्यवाही। . 12.पूरा विश्व हिन्दुस्तान की तरह निराशा से यु टर्न ले कर आशा की किरण देख रहा है। . . . . . बहुत कुछ है गिनते गिनते थक जाओगे अच्छे दिनों के विरोधियो।। बहुत सालो के बाद कोई सरकार आई है जी
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