Special Correspondent.

HYDERABAD: Governor Rameshwar Thakur on Friday asked Indian industrialists to produce quality products at globally competitive prices to capture the world market.

Speaking after giving away the ‘CITD Quality Achievement Award,’ instituted by the Council for Industrial & Trade Development India, he said that the country was blessed with abundant agricultural, mineral, forest, marine and human resources. He added that India commanded a large market with a sizeable infrastructure and enlightened entrepreneurs and should gear up for competition.

He said that the industrial sector accounted for only one-fourth of the country’s GDP.

Award winners

The award winners, over 35 in number, included National Aluminimum Company, Bhubaneswar, National Mineral Development Corporation, Associated Broadcasting (TV 9 channel), State bank of Hyderabad, Kamineni Wockhardt Hospitals, Kedia Electricals, Namdhari India Mart - The Event Managers, Sona Impex, Saberi Opticals, Servomax India, C. S. Y. S. Rao of Titan Energy Systems and others. Former IAS officer M. Gopalakrishna, who also received an award for promoting industries, presided over the gathering.