NALCO Chief meets Hon’ble PM
Bhubaneswar, 08/02/2016: During the recent visit of the Hon’ble Prime Minister to the Temple City of Bhubaneswar, Shri Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO extended him warm welcome on behalf of all the industries in Bhubaneswar and NALCO, the Navratna Company, at Raj Bhavan, Bhubaneswar. He also presented a book “Aluminium : The Strategic Metal” authored by him to Hon’ble Prime Minister. The book was earlier released by Central Vigilance Commissioner, Govt. of India, on 6th January, 2016.
The book has been reviewed by Dr. Abraham Koshy, Professor, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmadabad. He has described it as “One Stop Shop” for key information pertaining to the entire value chain of Aluminium making from Bauxite Mining to rolling, casting and high end product making. The book is primarily meant for frontline engineers, professionals, scholars and intellectuals interested in aluminium sector. Besides, the major objective of the book is to promote strategic use of aluminium and giving a push to green movement. In the wake of smart cities coming up the author pleads for extensive use of Aluminium to make smart cities green cities, use of Aluminium in making wagons to increase haulage capacity by 3 times, extensive use of Aluminium in food, beverage and packaging sector, electrical and electronic sectors, transport, etc, so as to give a decisive push to the per capita consumption of Aluminium which is only 2 KG per head in India as against 8 KG globally. Hon’ble Prime Minister was quite appreciative of the efforts despite time constraints put in by the author to bring out the book. It is pertinent to mention that the Navratna CPSE is one of the leading foreign exchange earners of the country and has recently developed a New Business Model (NBM) for sustainable growth. After taking over as the CMD of the company, Shri Chand has played a stellar role in NALCO’s image makeover, investment plans, acquisition of coal and bauxite mines.