Karnataka committed to industrial growth: RV Deshpande
Bengaluru: Industrialisation is the key to state’s growth as it creates better employment opportunities beside improving the standard of living, said Large & Medium Industries Minister R.V. Deshpande here on Saturday while inaugurating the Karnataka Soaps and Detergent Ltd’s centenary celebration at its Rajaji Nagar plant.
Releasing some of the company’s new products, he said, “Industrial revolution in the state was started in 1913 by the Mysuru Wadiyars and Sir M. Visvesvaraya. KRS dam, steel factory, paper mill, Shivanasamudra power production project are some of the projects in the state that started this revolution, more than a century ago,” he said.
“The government is committed to industrial development through its various innovative schemes and initiatives,” he said.
“Mysore Soaps and Detergents Company is an ideal example of a public sector undertaking which is growing from strength to strength. It is a model for all companies,” he said.
He said that the company has planted more than four lakh sandalwood tress across the state to ensure that raw material will not be a problem in the coming days.
Mysore Maharani Pramoda Devi, who was the chief guest, urged KSDL officials to ensure proper nurturing of four lakh sandalwood tress planted.
Mahalakshmipura Layout MLA Gopalaiah presided over the event. KSDL president Veronika Karnelio and MD Shamla Iqbal were present.
Mr Deshpande also inaugurated the new website of the KSDL which will allow the customers to buy products online. The minister observed that e-commerce initiatives will helpthe company expand its market.