ELANGOVAN CALLS FOR PRODUCTIVITY WITH SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
NPC WORKSHOP INAUGURATED
Date : 15 Feb 2005
Location : New Delhi
Shri E.V.K.S. Elangovan, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, said that productivity improvement is linked to social development and called upon the heads of National Productivity Organisations to include societal dimension into productivity growth. He was inaugurating the 45th Workshop of the National Productivity Organisations organized by the National Productivity Council (NPC) here today. He said that social cultural environment of a society bears a strong relationship with technological advancement and Asian productivity level cannot be raised if women are neglected or discriminated against.
Shri Elangovan underlined the emergent need to equip ourselves to face natural disaster like Tsunami and said the Asian productivity movement has to gear up to restore normalcy in the affected areas. “Close cooperation among the countries can lead to exchange of scientific data on natural calamities so that damages can be contained”, he added.
The Minister emphasized the importance of organic farming and asked the Asian farmers to seize the opportunity in this regard by adopting scientific approach to the concept of organic farming. In this connection, he said that Asia needs to grapple with the environmental threats that accompanied industrialisation. Complimenting the delegates of the Asian Productivity Organisation for taking the region on the threshold of resurgence, he said that the time has come to scale further progress and prosperity through productivity.