By Our Staff Reporter
Indore, Oct 30
Former Deputy Prime Minister and senior leader Shri Lal Krishna Advani has said that credit of taking Madhya Pradesh out of sick states list and its historic development goes to Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Shri Advani was addressing concluding function of Global Investors Summit here today.
On the occasion, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Investors Guarantee Scheme will be launched in the state. All the industry-related sanctions will be made within time-limit. Madhya Pradesh Development Forum will be constituted to avail benefit of investors’ experience and expertise in the state’s development. Its meeting will be held every six months. Shri Chouhan announced to hold next Global Investors Summit from October 8 to 10, 2014.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that investors are our partners in the state’s development. Arrangements will be made for online monitoring of proposals put forth by investors. Monitoring will be made by the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary. He said that even if Goods & Service Tax (GST) is imposed, there will no reduction in the concessions being given to investors in Madhya Pradesh. A policy will be chalked out for corporate social responsibility. Under it, industries will assist in social development of the area where they are set up. He said that it is the responsibility of all of us to conserve environment. He said that no industry will be established in the state at the cost of environment.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the State Government is chalking out a development scheme for Chambal ravines. The area which was once known for dacoits, will be known for industries in future. He said that proposals of investors coming to the state in this era of global recession give a new confidence. Madhya Pradesh will leave no stone unturned in making further headway. Today, a new beginning has been made at the Global Summit. A time-bound scheme will be chalked out for implementation of MoUs signed during the summit. Entire process for industries will be transparent. We have kept employment to youths in view at this summit and through it jobs will be provided to about 5 lakh youths. Madhya Pradesh Skill Development Mission has been started. Loan Guarantee Scheme has been chalked out for higher education. Initiative is being take to ensure that industries are set up in villages.
Shri Lal Krishna Advani
Earlier, former Deputy Prime Minister Shri Lal Krishna Advani said that Madhya Pradesh is an ideal precedent of good governance, clear-cut decisions and corruption-free and impartial system. He said that Madhya Pradesh government’s functioning is attractive for investors.
Making a special references to Chief Minister Shri Chouhan’s attitude and functioning, Shri Advani said that he is a dedicated and honest worker. Whatever work is assigned to him, he accomplishes it with total authenticity. He said that the praise of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan by captains of industry is most suitable.
Expressing happiness over the summit’s success, Shri Advani said that this will accelerate the pace of state’s development and progress.
He praised Chief Minister Shri Chouhan’s dedication to social concerns while ensuring development. He referred Ladli Laxmi Yojna and Teerth-Darshan Yojna in this context.
Commerce and Industries Minister Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya said that important works have been carried out in Madhya Pradesh in infrastructure development sector. Power will be supplied to all the villages for 24 hours from the year 2013. Entire world is concerned for economy and environment in the development sector. Madhya Pradesh has done better works in both these sectors. The way all-round development is being made in the state is a novel precedent of its own kind.
Madhya Pradesh is most attractive state of country
Describing Madhya Pradesh as “Mother State”, Aditya Birla Group Chairman Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla said that Rs. 16 thousand crore investment has already been made in the state in which 7 thousand persons have got jobs. He announced to make investment of Rs. 20 thousand crore. He said that this investment will be made in solar energy, textile and cement sectors. Shri Birla said that Madhya Pradesh is the most attractive state with immense investment potential in future. Lauding the Chief Minister’s dynamic leadership and government’s functioning, he said that state’s administration is progressive. He said that Chief Minister Shri Chouhan’s functioning is a source of inspiration. Other states also need to draw inspiration from Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh is set to take flight now. Shri Chouhan talks through his works carried out with dedication and hard work.
Shri Subrat Roy of Sahara Group said that Rs. 20 thousand crore will be invested in Madhya Pradesh’s dairy sector. He said that Madhya Pradesh is the pioneer state of the country. Its Chief Minister is dedicated, cultured and down-to-earth. He has also proved to be a guru of human resource management. Giving information about his dairy project, Shri Roy informed the five million tonnes of milk will be produced. Of this, 50 percent production will be made in Madhya Pradesh. Rs. 9 thousand crore will be invested in the first phase providing employment to 27 to 30 thousand persons. Contractual cultivation agreement will be signed with farmers for production of fodder. He informed that a golf club will be developed at Indore at a cost of Rs. 600-700 crore. Project’s draft will be handed over to the State Government by March. Shri Roy informed that Sahara’s investment in the housing sector of Madhya Pradesh is to the tune of Rs. 16 thousand crore.
Shri Subrat Roy said that the Chief Minister wishes to increase production along with progress. It is the result of this thinking that the state has achieved 18 percent agricultural growth rate and 12 percent economic growth rate. He described the Chief Minister as an specialist of human management.
Essel Group Chairman Shri Subhash Chandra said that his group wishes to improve Madhya Pradesh residents’ living standard through investment. He said that Madhya Pradesh will be number one state in the country as result of inviting investors and taking decisions. He also referred to development of a residential township in Chambal area. It will be developed at a cost of Rs. 35 thousand crore and provide employment to one lakh persons.
Infosys Chairman Shri Ramdas Kamath lauded the State Government’s efforts and described it as result-oriented. Shri Shivendra Mohan Singh of Fortis Health Care said that Madhya Pradesh has taken praiseworthy initiative for investment in health service sector. He said that this initiative of Madhya Pradesh Government will boost morale of investors in this field. Shri Manoj Gaur of J.P. Group said that the Chief Minister has ensured development in every sector of the state.
Chief Secretary Shri R. Parasuram said that an action plan will be chalked out to implement MoUs. He informed that 2200 representatives of 750 companies participated in the summit.
At the function, Shri Advani released book “Madhya Pradesh Unveiled” published by Madhya Pradesh Madhyam. The book focuses on Madhya Pradesh’s culture and progress. Public Relations Minister Shri Laxmikant Sharma was also present at the time of book release.
Members of Parliament Shri Prabhat Jha and Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Panchayats & Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava, Minister of State for Medical Education Shri Mahendra Hardia, Member of Parliament Smt. Sumitra Mahajan and large number of investors were present on the occasion. TRIFAC Managing Director Shri Arun Bhatt proposed a vote of thanks.