Kullu : As many as 93 MoUs were signed by the state government to attract investment worth Rs. 2219 crore during the mini conclave of proposed global investor’s meet held today at Manali in Kullu district. Out of these, 63 MoUs are for tourism sector only with investment of Rs. 1500 crores. This was State by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the mini conclave which was participated by the
entrepreneurs from Himachal Pradesh and other states.
The Chief Minister said that the State government has conducted three international road shows in Germany, Netherlands and UAE and six domestic road shows in Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh where positive response was received from business community to invest in Himachal Pradesh. Jai Ram Thakur said that the State government has adopted a holistic approach to attract investment and Himachal Pradesh was now ranked top amongst fast mover’s category in ease of doing reforms.
The Single Window Monitoring and Clearance Authority of the state reflect strong commitment of the government to ensuring efficiency, transparency, timeliness and accountability in providing services to investors. He said that pristine atmosphere, cleanest air in the country, peaceful environment, cultural diversity and linguistic plurality to offer the State offers the visitors a variety of choices – adventure, wildlife, eco-tourism, heritage, spiritual, monuments, religious, skiing etc. “My government is committed to make sustainable tourism as one of the prime engines of growth in the state by establishing it as a leading global sustainable tourism destination”, he said.
Jai Ram Thakur said that soon after assuming the office, he decided to take innovative steps aimed at welfare of the people and development of the State and organising the Global Investor’s Meet was one of these. The State offers various incentives to the entrepreneurs such as pollution-free environment, investor friendly policies, responsive and accountable administration which make Himachal Pradesh a most favoured destination for the investors, he added. The Chief Minister said that till date as many as total 419 MoUs has been signed in different sectors with an investment of Rs 41000 crore. He said that the strong and able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ensured that the nation and the state forge ahead on the path of progress and prosperity.