Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur, while addressing the entrepreneurs during the Domestic Road Show and Himachal Pradesh Global Investors Meet-2019 at Ahmadabad in Gujarat today, said that state government is ensuring efficiency, transparency, timeliness and accountability in allotting clearances to the industrial projects so that entrepreneurs do not face any impediment for setting up their units in Himachal Pradesh. The event is being organized by government of Himachal Pradesh in collaboration of CII, Himachal Pradesh.
Chief Minister said that the state government has also evolved Single Window mechanism which reflects strong commitment of the government to provide congenial atmosphere for the entrepreneurs to invest in the State. He invited the entrepreneurs to be a part of Himachal Pradesh’s growth tale by setting up their units in the State.
Jai Ram Thakur said that state offers attractive incentives under the industrial policy to boost investment in all sectors. Himachal Pradesh has made very significant strides in various sectors to make it a very ideal destination for investments. He said that Himachal Pradesh is a peace loving State having conducive industrial relations, surplus power, skilled manpower, etc. which are the prerequisite for sustainable investments.
Chief Minister urged to the business fraternity of Gujarat to consider investing in Himachal Pradesh. He emphasized on the focus sectors identified by the state government for investments and assured that red carpet will be extended to those who wish to invest in any of the sectors. He said that there has been a sea change in overall dynamics of the state and his government is all geared up for supporting and facilitating investments.
Jai Ram Thakur said that government is organizing its maiden Global Investors Meet in November, 2019 at Dharamshala which shows the commitment to promoting equitable growth across the State and making it globally competitive and a leader among Indian states. He appealed to the entrepreneurs to participate as they can play a vital role in success of the Meet with their new ideas for development of the state.
Industries Minister Bikram Singh while welcoming the investors of Gujarat urged them to take opportunity for investing in Himachal Pradesh.
Chief Secretary B.K. Agarwal addressing the business community of Gujarat appreciated the vision of Gujarati people and success they have achieved. He invited businessmen to sign MoUs so that they can be monitored online by Chief Minister personally. He highlighted initiatives taken by the state like ease of doing business, land bank and manpower at school and college level.
Additional Chief Secretary Tourism Ram Subhag Singh gave detailed presentation on immense potential available in tourism sector in the State.
Additional Chief Secretary Industries Manoj Kumar explained about various incentives being offered by the State.
Earlier, during the day, the delegation led by the Chief Minister had one to one meetings with several industrial houses. Managing Director, Abellon Clean Energy Aditya Handa expressed desire to start Waste to Energy Unit in the State on PPP mode.
Managing Director Ambuja Export Private Limited Manish Gupta expressed keenness for setting up of Food Processing Unit in the State. Founder Partner and Chief Executive Officer, ESSACT Sumant Kachru showed interest in wellness centre by creating their own therapy. Representatives of Chandresh Cables Limited Abhivandan C Lodha and R.K. Jain expressed their desire to set up cable manufacturing facility in the State.
The state government has signed MoUs worth Rs. 780 crore with various industrial houses during Gujarat road shown. These include Rs. 360 crore MoUs with Centaur Energy, Rs. 110 crore with Ultracab India, Rs. 100 crore with Gujarat Ambuja Export Limited, Rs. 100 crore with EssAct project (Creative Choice Group), Rs. 40 crore with JJPV Solar, Rs. 40 crore with M/s Chandresh Cables, Rs. 20 crore with Ishan Netsol and Rs. 10 crore MoU with Blue Ray Aviation for setting up their units in the State.