V.S. Kokje, Himachal Pradesh Governor stressed upon the need for inculcating spirit of competition and quality management among the entrepreneurs of the country so that Indian Industry could maintain quality management of international standards to compete in the global market. He said that the task should be taken with missionary zeal as in the scenario customers may come for cost but stay for quality.
Governor was addressing the delegates of CII in a ceremony of â€œSix Sigma Black Belt Certificationâ€ organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry-LM Thapar Centre for Competitions at Chandigarh today. The main purpose of the event was to encourage the concept of maintaining quality and taking it to the next level of standardization.
He said that India was poised to play a key role in the international scenario and added that Indians had to gear-up not only for domestic competition, but also global competition in terms of product range, quality and price. He said that the growth of the Indian industry was linked with the growth of the Indian economy and especially the growth of Research & Development in the nation. He said that the world recognized the potential of India because of knowledge capital and the world was waking up to the unique learnings, concepts and models that our country had developed and evolved over the years.
Referring to the potential available in Himachal Pradesh, V.S. Kokje said that State was a favourite investment destination and the State Government had attracted investments worth Rs. 23000 crores in the industrial sector during last three and a half years and more than 7000 projects have already been approved and were in the process of being set up. Due to rapid industrialization, the employment opportunities in the State would reach around 2.5 lacs, he added.
He said that Himachal Government had achieved a milestone with highest literacy rate and the physical infrastructure of educational institutions had also developed adequately. He invited the industrialists to come forward to invest in Himachal Pradesh as the State offered special incentives and packages particularly in pollution free industry. He said that recently new power policy had been announced to attract private participation.
He also complimented CII for the proactive approach they had adopted in further promoting industrialization and building a better society and said that CII Himachal Pradesh State Council had decided to work more closely with academicians and students to create overall awareness in the State.