Rourkela: Union Finance Minister
Pranab Mukherjee today advocated regular interaction among
members of various chambers of commerce and industry saying it
would go a long way in boosting economic growth.
"Frequent interaction among members of chambers of
commerce and industry will help the entrepreneurs to
strengthen the economy," Mukherjee said at the golden jubilee
celebration of Rourkela Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Regular discussions and exchange of ideas among
entrepreneurs would play a significant role in boosting
economic growth, he said.
The economic policy being implemented by the government
would benefit the future generation as it provides free and
fair opportunities, the finance minister said.
Praising late Biju Patnaik, former chief minister of
Odisha, Mukherjee said the legendary leader`s role was not
confined to the state. Patnaik was truly a national leader who
made immense contribution to the economic development of the
country, he said.
Inaugurated by Biju Patnaik in 1952, RCCI had completed
50 years and contributed to the all round development of the
region, Mukherjee said.
Referring to demands put forth by the Chamber, the
finance minister expressed inability to give any commitment as
the model code of conduct was in force in view of the ensuing
Panchayat elections in Odisha.