INDUSTRY MINISTER Babulal Gaur on Thursday inaugurated a two-day national convention ‘Carbon-2006’ at HEG, Mandideep. Gaur appreciated the effort of HEG in bringing all the industrial units and scientists associated with carbon use on a common platform at the convention.
He said the state-of-the-art research and development (R&D) centre set up at HEG would fulfil the social need and prove helpful.
It would also develop an economical and eco-friendly technique to use carbon. HEG has contributed significantly for the State, he said, and hoped that HEG Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Ravi Jhunjhunwala would invest more in the State. Jhunjhunwala said HEG manufactured 52,000 tons electrodes every year and by 2010 it would increase its production capacity to 80,000 tons.
He thanked the Indian Carbon Society for its cooperation. On the occasion, he announced an award for best research on carbon. It would consist of Rs 50,000 cash, a certificate and a medal, he added.
Barkatullah University Vice-Chancellor Prof R S Sirohi, O P Bahal and Switzerland scientist Raimond Parsheot spoke at the convention.
They said the carbon is a black diamond. Over 150 representatives from the country and abroad are likely to take part in the convention.