Report by OD bureau, Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Chemical & Fertilizers Shri M.K. Alagiri inaugurated the Odisha Pavilion in India Chem-2012 exhibition organised in Mumbai on 4th October 2012. Odisha has participated in this 7th India Chem-2012 along with two other states: Andhra Pradesh & Gujarat for the second time as a partner state in the event. This three day long largest event of Chemicals and Petrochemical Industry in India, India Chem-2012 jointly organised by the Department of Chemical and Petrochemicals, Government of India and FICCI began on 4th October 2012 and would continue till 6th October 2012.
It may be noted here that, while IPICOL is the nodal agency of Odisha Pavilion in India Chem- 2012, three industrial bodies including: Paradeep Phosphate Limited (PPL), Tata Sasol and Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL) have exhibited their stalls at Odisha Pavilion in India Chem -2012. Amongst others Industry Secretary of Odisha and Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Governor, Odisha Shri Parag Gupta, IAS, IPICOL CMD and Commissioner-cum-Secretary of Commerce & Transport Dept, Govt. of Odisha Shri G. Mathivathanan were present on the occasion.
Union Minister Shri Alagiri visiting the Odisha Pavilion interacted with the exhibitors participated in the event. Odisha Industry Secretary Shri Gupta addressed the gathering and spoke about role of Odisha in successfully implementing PCPIR initiatives at Paradip.
The event was inaugurated by Honourable President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee. Among others Union Minister of State (Independent), Ministry of Chemical & Fertilizers, Govt. of India Shri Srikant Jena, Honourable Governor of Maharastra Shri K. Sankaranarayanan and other senior officials of Govt. of Odisha and Govt. of Maharastra were present at the event.