Rapid industrialisation can usher in economic progress at various levels and also make social development possible, said B. Ashok Reddy, chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry, AP chapter.

He was addressing industrialists at Sri City Special Economic Zone in Satyavedu constituency of Chittoor district on Tuesday. Mr. Reddy was here to inaugurate the CII’s zonal office in Tirupati.

Referring to the constructive role being played by the CII in bridging the gap between the Government and the industry, Mr. Reddy urged the industrialists to take CII membership.

Apart from enlightening its members on the Government’s policies, laws and guidelines, the CII would be in the forefront to mitigate the problems faced by the industry. Sri City Managing Director Ravi Sannareddy and CII Chief Director S.Kannan spoke.