Hyderabad, Jan 15: As part of the ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, Union Minister for Heavy Industries, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey dedicated India’s first, BHEL built Coal to Methanol (CTM) pilot plant, to the nation here today.
Dr. Nalin Shinghal, CMD, BHEL, Jeetendra Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries, Functional Directors on the Board of BHEL and senior officials of the Ministry of Heavy Industries and BHEL were present in the virtual ceremony.
Dr. Pandey also inaugurated an exhibition on products developed under Aatmanirbhar Bharat organised at BHEL’s Hyderabad unit.
In addition, an audio-visual presentation was made on the ‘Unsung Heroes of the Indian Freedom Struggle’ belonging to the Telangana Region.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that one of the important goals of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision is to build a self-reliant nation.
The role of the manufacturing sector will be crucial in realising this vision. The government has already highlighted the importance of the manufacturing sector through schemes like Make in India and Aatmanirbhar Bharat, he said.