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India Salt Conclave 2014
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·    The Salt Commissionerate has allotted 1,972 acres of salt land to various public sector companies in Tamil Nadu to put up industrial parks. 

·    The NTPC Tamil Nadu Energy Company Ltd (NTECL), a joint venture between NTPC Ltd and Tamil Nadu Electricity Board has been allotted 1,000 acres, the Ennore Port Ltd 764 acres, HPCL 108 acres and BPCL 100 acres, said E M Sudharsana Natchiappan, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry.

For instance, the allotted salt lands will be used to develop the Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor, he told addressing the ‘India Salt Conclave 2014’, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Salt Commissionerate and Indian Salt Manufacturers Association.

The minister urged the industry modernise salt production to global standards. The industry should think of technological upgradation, modernisation, mechanisation and value addition of salt, creation of supply chain and warehouses, and facilities in the port for scientific storage of salt for exports, he said.

Natchiappan also urged the industry to harness the solar power.

“We can seek support from public sector banks and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy,” he said.

·     According to Shubra Singh, Joint Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said the Centre plans to introduce an insurance scheme for the welfare of around one lakh salt workers to offer standard health facilities. 

·      Indian salt industry produced about 25 million tonnes (MT) of salt. Of this 6 MT was edible salt, 12 MT for industrial purpose and 5 MT was for export. 

·     Out of 6 lakh acres of salt land, only 60,000 acres or 10 per cent belongs to the Salt Commissionerate in six states, including Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. 

·        With nearly 90 per cent of salt production is being done by the private sector, they have a greater responsibility to modernise and do value addition, she said.

 
Description

CII along with Office of Salt Commissioner, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, organized the “India Salt Conclave 2014” on 08 February 2014 at Chennai. The Conference was the first of its kind initiative by CII Sothern Region for the Salt Industry. Dr E M Sudarsana Natchiappan, Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Government of India  gave the inaugural address.

The Conference brought together positive developments,  good practices and lessons learnt in realizing future needs of the salt industry. The Conference had a wider participation from across the Country from various salt producing states including Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Maharashtra and also an international participant from China.

The following themes were focused:

·         Status and Prospects of Salt industry in various states

·         Mechanization and Modernization

·         Fortification of Salt

·         Salt for Industrial Applications

A post event representation on behalf of the salt industry was submitted to the Hon’ble Minister.

Ms Shubhra Singh, IAS, Joint Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Mr M A Ansari, Salt Commissioner, Government of India, Mr Kumar Jayant, IAS, Commissioner, Food Safety, Government of Tamil Nadu and Mr Kamaraj, IAS, MD, Tamil Nadu Salt Corporation were other key speakers. 

Knowledge Resources
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Mr Narayan Sethuramon, Chairman, CII Tamil Nadu at the inaugural session of the India Salt Conclave 2014
Shri P V Rajendran, Chairman, Joint Action Committee, Salt Manufacturers Association at the inaugural session of the India Salt Conclave 2014
Mr M A Ansari, Salt Commissioner, GOI at the inaugural session of the India Salt Conclave 2014
Ms Shubra Singh, IAS, Joint Secretary, Dept. of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GOI at the inaugural session of the India Salt Conclave 2014
Dr E M Sudharsana Natchiappan, Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, GOI at the inaugural session of the India Salt Conclave 2014
Dr R S Kashyap, Deputy Salt Commissioner, GOI at the inaugural session of the India Salt Conclave 2014
Mr M A Ansari, Salt Commissioner, GOI on ‘Status and Prospects of Salt Industry in Various Dtates’
Mr M S Prakash, Salt Manufacturer, Tuticorin Salt and Marine Chemicals on ‘Status and Prospects of Salt Industry in various states’
Mr Kota Mallikarjuna Rao, Salt Manufacturer, Bhimilipatnam Factory on ‘Status and Prospects of Salt Industry in various states’
Mr T V Krishnayya, Ex-President, Humma Salt & Sales Production Cooperative Society on ‘Status and Prospects of Salt Industry in various states’
Mr Rajeev Agnihotri, GM, Hindustan Salts Ltd on ‘Status and Prospects of Salt Industry in various states’
Mechanization and Modernization of Salt Industry - A Perspective
Mechanization and Modernization - Tata Chemicals Experience Sharing
Use of Renewable Source of Energy in Solar Salt Works
Solar PV Applications - A Perspective
Mr Kumar Jayant, IAS, Commissioner, Food Safety, Govt. of Tamil Nadu on ‘Fortification of Salt’
Salt - Vehicle for Fortification: A Perspective
Universal Salt Iodization through PDS - A Perspective
Current Status and Bottlenecks in Achieving USI in India
Quality Control of Iodized Salt - A Perspective
Mr Abdul Rahman, Salt Scientist, Sri Sai Ram Engineering College on ‘Fortification of Salt’
Prevention of Iodine Deficiency Disorders
An open house discussion on ‘Fortification of Salt’
Mr S Sundaresan, Former Salt Commissioner, GOI on ‘Salt for Industry Applications’
A Chemical Industry Perspective
A Salt Manufacturer's Perspective
Mr B Prabakaran John, MD, Jenirich Agro Products, Tuticorin on 'Salt for Industrial Applications'
Mr S Sundaresan, Former Salt Commissioner, GOI on ‘Salt for Industry Applications’
Mr M A Ansari, Salt Commissioner, GOI at the valedictory session of the India Salt Conclave 2014
Dr R S Kashyap, Deputy Salt Commissioner, GOI at the valedictory session of the India Salt Conclave 2014
 
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