Bhubaneswar: Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)- Eastern Region is organizing the 22nd Enterprise Odisha – a multi-sectoral exhibition from 13-16 November 2019 at the IDCO Exhibition Ground in Bhubaneswar. As in the earlier years, the Government of Odisha is partnering with us in this flagship initiative. This year, focusing on the mining strength of the state, there are two concurrent exhibitions – Odisha Mining Show and Innovex Odisha at the same venue. Along with the exhibition, B2G Sessions on EASE OF DOING BUSINESS and ROLE OF INDUSTRY 4.0 IN MINING has been conducted on 14 November 2019. The B2G Sessions have proved to be an ideal platform for business networking, discussing the latest technological plus policy related advances and also played a pivotal role in addressing the issues faced by the participants.
The session on Ease of Doing Business was chaired by Mr S S Upadhyay, Resident Director, Jindal Stainless Steel; the co-panellists were Dr Nitin B Jawale, MD, IPICOL; Mr Pranab Jyoti Nath, IAS, Director of Industries, Government of Odisha and Mr Dhawal Piplani, Associate Director, KPMG. The panellists have discussed about the potential investors who have shown up in Odisha, appreciating the dynamic, robustly stable, investor friendly and promising ecosystem, paving roadmap for new business connections, innovations and start-ups. Dr Jawale and Mr Pranab Jyoti Nath, IAS, have discussed elaborately about GOSWIFT- the one-stop platform for interest, subsidy, subvention and reimbursement, eliminating major scopes of human interference to minimize manual error. Mr Piplani discussed further on standardization of the concept and regulatory impact assessment.
The session on Role of Industry 4.0 in Mining was chaired by Dr Subhashis Das, Director, Ardent Steel Pvt Ltd, Convenor for Mineral and Metal; Mr ND Rao, Senior Vice President, JSW Steel and Mr Deepak Kumar Mallick, MD, Idax Consulting Pvt Ltd. Dr Das introduced the concept of Industry 4.0 to the delegates defining it as the fusion of production, information and communication technologies, offering a significant opportunity to get ahead of the pack and address the background trend of falling productivity that most of the industry is experiencing. According to Mr Rao, the mining sector of India is still at 2.0 level and up-gradation to the standards of 4.0 would primarily require reskilling of manpower. He had given the discussion a global dimension, adding that 350 million tons of carbon the emission will be reduced from the environment, the moment Industry 4.0 comes into play in the mining sector. Finally, Mr Mallick explained the utility of drones in the mining sector through his vibrant presentation covering in detail, the complete scope of the application in all aspects.