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Union Minister appreciates State government’s initiatives to make Himachal an investor’s paradise

Union Commerce and Industries Minister Piyush Goyal while addressing an interaction session with the stakeholders/investors/captains of industry on Economic Development of Himachal Pradesh here today, said that this week was being celebrated as Vanijya Saptah from 20 to 26 September to celebrate the India’s rising economic force across the country. He appreciated the steps taken by the State Government to make Himachal Pradesh as an investor’s paradise.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the Himachal Pradesh offers investor friendly ecosystem and healthy industrial relations with the investors. He said that Himachal was amongst the leading States of the country in Ease of Doing Business and the State Government was poised to make it as an Investment Hub of the country.

Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government organized Global Investors Meet on 7 and 8 November, 2019 at Dharamshala in which as many as 703 MoUs worth Rs. 96000 crore were signed. He said that going a step forward, the State Government performed first ground breaking ceremony within two months of the Meet of projects worth about Rs. 13,500 crore.

The Chief Minister said that the State Government has succeeded in sanctioning a Medical Devices Park which would give boost to industrial development in the State. The role of industrialists in development of the State was immense and the State Government was also striving hard to come upto the expectations of these entrepreneurs. He urged the entrepreneurs to come forward to invest in the State and be the partner in development of the State.

Industries Minister Bikram Singh Thakur said that the State Government had maintained cordial relations with the industrial houses and entrepreneurs in the State. He said that the State offers congenial environment to the industrialist to invest in the State. The State pioneered in holding the first Global Investors Meet which attracted investments worth crores of rupees in the State. Industrial Development Scheme started in 2017 should be extended beyond 2022 to give boost to industrialization in the State.

Additional Chief Secretary, Industries R.D. Dhiman, while welcoming the Chief Minister, Union Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion, detailed various initiatives taken by the State Government to attract investments in the State.

Sachit Jain of Vardhan Group, President BBNIA Sanjay Khurana, Sunil Taneja, Rajesh Gupta of Drug Manufacturers Association, Chairman CII State Chapter Shailesh Agarwal, Sanjay Suri of Morpen Labs Ltd., Manoj Sharma of Greenland Industries, Ashish, RK Verma from Hydel Sector, Vipin Garg Paper, Rahul from Start Craft, Rajiv Sharma, Rajiv Agarwal shared their views with the Union Minister of Commerce and Industries and the Chief Minister.

They appreciated the best investors environment and ease of doing business initiatives provided by the State Government to facilitate the investors. They also thanked the Union Government for sanctioning Medical Devices Park for the State. The entrepreneurs felt the need of strengthening of infrastructure in industrial areas in the State. They also suggested setting up of API Monitoring Cell in the State.

Several exporters of the State virtually interacted with the Union Minister and shared their views in the meeting.

Member of Parliament Suresh Kashyap, Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh, Additional Chief Secretary J.C. Sharma and Director Industries Rakesh Prajapati were present on the occasion among others.