'BEML should diversify'

'BEML should diversify'

Opportunities in mining, transport and infrastructure: Union minister

Speaking at a function to mark Dr Ambedkar Jayanthi here on Friday, the minister said that the BEML unit in Kolar is one of the units that builds and supplies coaches to Railway Department. The coaches are also being built at Bangalore, Lucknow, Haryana and Kanpur. The notable feature is that out of the 800 wagons built per year, 100 are built in Kolar unit alone. “However, BEML should explore the plethora of opportunities available in other sectors for its growth,” he suggested.

Calling for a synergy between the management and the workers, the minister said that care should be taken to see that the “administrative differences” between the management and employees should not come in the way of the development of the public enterprise. “Any organisation, whether public or private, can prosper if employees are taken care of,” he opined and said that locals should be provided employment in BEML to the maximum possible extent.

Raju said that the public sector enterprise would endear itself to the public by focussing attention on imparting skill development training to children of retrenched workers of the gold mine. Such efforts will go a long way in providing employment for local people in BEML, he felt.

The programme was organised by Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Welfare Association

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