February 2, 2019

More road shows will be organised to attract industrial houses: CM

Terms Bengaluru, Hyderabad road shows as big success


Vijyender Sharma


   Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the 'Road Show-Business to Government' organized by the state government in association with the Confederation of Industries (CII), at Bengaluru and Hyderabad were successful as a large number of entrepreneurs and investors showed their interest to invest in Himachal Pradesh in various sectors.

            Jai Ram Thakur said that keeping in view the success of these two roads, the government would organise more such road in different cities of the country after the budget session of HP Vidhan Sabha.

            He said he held meetings with CEOs and Leaders of leading companies of the country to discuss their investment plans in Himachal Pradesh. They expressed their interest to invest in projects like resorts, hotels, roads, tunnels and bridges and setting up integrated renewable energy storage projects in the State. Few industrial houses also pitched to set up waste management and bio-medical waste management plants, food processing, real estate, expanding telemedicine facility in remote areas of the State as well as in setting hospitals and diagnosis centre. 

            The Chief Minister said that few entrepreneurs expressed willingness to invest in setting up training centres for skill development, dairy infrastructure, biotechnology, automobiles and electric vehicles etc. 

            He said the state government was ensuring that the State emerges as industrial hub of the country and this is the initiative of the government to attract the industrial houses. The state government is also offering several incentives and concessions to the entrepreneurs, such as concession in stamp duty payable by industry, relaxed FAR norms reduced change of land use charges etc.

            The Chief Minister said that in order to tap the vast potential of the State in attracting investment in sectors such as tourism, hospitality, resorts, pharmaceutical, MSME, engineering tools, information technology, Health and Wellness Centers, herbal and Ayurveda based projects, horticulture, power sector, food processing, real estate, education etc. the State government was organizing a Global Investors' Meet on 10th and 11 June, 2019 in Dharamshala.

            He said that the Single Window mechanism, which currently covers 10 line departments and 37 online systems, reflects the commitment and obligation to provide efficient, timely, transparent and accountable services to the investors.


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