Bhopal, August 30 (Pervez Bari): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state has achieved 8 percent industrial growth rate owing to improved industrial infrastructure, maximized facilities for investors and Centre’s investment-friendly policies guided by the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that industrial growth rate of the State will touch double digit considering enthusiasm of investors. The Chief Minister was holding dialogues with corporate leaders and investors at New York on second day of his US visit on Monday.
The Chief Minister invited investors and industrialists to Indore’s Global Investors Summit to be held 22-23 October 2016. Chouhan informed them that Madhya Pradesh has immense scope for investment in every region. Liberal policies have been framed for the purpose. He said that India’s growth rate has reached 7.6 percent under the guidance of the Prime Minister. It will grow further in the years to come. The Government of India’s innovative programmes like Make In India, Skill India, Clean India, Digital India, Stand up and Start-up have been effectively implemented in Madhya Pradesh. This has further increased investment opportunities, according to an official spokesman here.
Chouhan informed the prospective investors that investment to the tune of 85 billion has come to Madhya Pradesh in last one decade. Over 2 lakh 37 thousand micro and small industries have come up in which about six lakh people have been employed. He said that Madhya Pradesh is the industry and investment-friendly State. Land bank for industries has created on 25 thousand hectares. On-line process of land allocation has been put in place and single table arrangement has been made for the convenience of investors. He said that the process of making cities smarter has begun under the Prime Minister’s Smart City scheme. This will support the investors.
The Chief Minister held detailed discussions with senior executive heads of different companies and apprised them of sector-wise investment potential. These companies mainly include Koul Group, Pfizer, Xylem, India First Group, Summit Reliance Group, Coca-Cola, IT Strategy, Architecture, Cyber Security, SNP Technology and Solar Energy US.
Madhya Pradesh’s Minister for Industries Rajendra Shukla was also present with the Chief Minister. ([email protected])