Steel Scenario Journal organized a Seminar on Rural Development using Steel on 25th June, 2016 at World Trade Center Bangalore. This is the third of the series wherein the earlier two Seminars were organized at Durgapur and Visakhapatnam. Institute of Steel Development & Growth (INSDAG) and Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India) extended their support as associates of this Seminar.
Guest of Honour Sri, Shri K. Jaiprakash, Chief Operating Officer of Karnataka Rural Road Development Agency inaugurated the Seminar and highlighted some pertinent points, like requirement for skill development in the rural Karnataka for using steel. Mr. Jaiprakash emphasized that only supply of Steel will not help in developing steel, masons, contracts and regular building workers need to be trained the use steel in constructional and infrastructural work. It was a perfect platform where consumers of steel (decision makers, planners, engineers, project supervisors) along with consultants, steel producers to come together in incorporating steel in the daily lives of rural India and out here in Karnataka.
Representatives from Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Ltd, Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Karnataka Rural Road Development Agency, Karnataka Slum Development Board, Karnataka Urban Water Supply & Drainage Board, Town & Country Planning Department, Department of Agriculture, Karnataka Housing Board, Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited, members of Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India), Bangalore Centre along with steel producers from Tata, JSW, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and Essar Steel participated in the Seminar for a worthwhile discussion and activities to incorporate steel in rural development of Karnataka.