State has responsive and transparent administration
INVC NEWS Shimla, The Himachal Pradesh Government has an investor friendly ‘Industrial Policy’ which provides several concessions and incentives to the entrepreneurs interested to invest in the State, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing the entrepreneurs and investors during the ‘Road Show-Business to Government’ organized by the state government in association with the Confederation of Industries (CII), at Hyderabad today, to showcase the investment potential of Himachal and invite the entrepreneurs for investment. Jai Ram Thakur assured that the investors willing to invest in industry, tourism, education, healthcare, food processing would be provided with land parcel with good connectivity and supporting infrastructure. He said that this was the maiden endeavour of the state government to reach out to the investors and persuade them to invest in the State. He said that the law and order position in the State was excellent and administration was responsible and accountable, which make this State a favourite place for investment. He said that the entrepreneurs of Hyderabad were very hardworking and committed and had made a mark across the globe. The Chief Minister said that the pollution-free environment of the State makes it a major player in information technology and biotechnology sectors. He said that Pharma was another sector which could be an ideal destination of investment. He said that of private sector participation could be fruitful in areas like tourism, infrastructure and industrial infrastructure, including housing, power generation, CA store, software technology parks etc. He said that with pristine atmosphere, peaceful environment, cultural diversity and linguistic the State offers visitors a variety of choices-adventure, wildlife, eco-tourism, wellness centres, heritage, spiritual, monuments, religious, skiing etc. The State Government was committed to make tourism one of the prime engines of growth in the state by establishing the State as a leading global sustainable tourism destination, he added. Jai Ram Thakur said that since Himachal was a major producer of fruits like apple, plums, apricots, kiwis, walnuts and pears, thus offers abundant opportunity for food processing and allied industries. He also had one to one meeting with several heads of major companies on the occasion and several entrepreneurs showed interest to invest in the State. Apart from addressing representatives from over 150 companies, the Chief Minister also had meetings with CEOs and Leaders of leading companies including Apollo Hospitals, Dr Reddys Lab, Ramky Enviro Engineers, ITC Ltd, DP Chocolates, KSK Energy, Micromax, MNR Group, 2E knowledge Ventures, NephroPlus, Dodla Dairy etc., to discuss their investment plans for Himachal Pradesh. N.R.Alluri Managing Director Nagarjuna Construction Company showed interest in investing in projects related to resorts, hotels, roads, tunnels and bridges. Anil Chalmashetty, CMD Greenko Company said that the company was one of the leading renewable energy companies of the India and showed interest in setting up integrated renewable energy storage projects in the State. Masood Malik, Joint Managing Director Ramey Enviro Engineers pitched to set up waste management and bio-medical waste management plants in the State. Prakash Pai, Director Puzzolona Machinery Fabricators showed interest in investing in food processing and real estate. Joint Managing Director, Apollo hospitals showed interest in expanding telemedicine in remote areas of the State as well as in setting hospitals and diagnosis centre. Managing Director and Co- Chairman Dr. Reddy’s G.V. Prasad envisaged interest in expansion of their unit at Baddi. CEO 2E Knowledge Vebtures Pvt. Ltd expressed willingness to invest in setting up training centres for skill development in the State. Vice President Nephro Plus Rohit Singh showed interest in setting up dialysis centres across the State. MD Dodla Sunil Reddy envisaged interest In setting up dairy infrastructure in the State. Speaking on the occasion, Industries Minister Bikram Singh said that the State was now geared up to attract investors across sectors like, logistics and warehousing, aroma, food processing, biotechnology, automobiles and electric vehicles etc. He said Himachal Pradesh was a power surplus State and the employer-workers relations were excellent. The present state government was ensuring that the State emerges as industrial hub of the country. Bikram Singh said that the State has responsive and transparent administration, which ensures hassle free clearances to the entrepreneurs. He said that the entrepreneurs would find a very congenial and investor friendly environment in the State. Additional Chief Secretary Dr. Shrikant Baldi presented vote of thanks and thanked the entrepreneurs and industrialists to be part of this meeting and for giving their valuable suggestions. Additional Chief Secretary, Industries, Manoj Kumar while highlighting the importance of industrial infrastructure in the State, detailed various initiatives taken by the state government to strengthen the same. In his presentation, he shared that Himachal Pradesh has over 1600 acres of land bank for industries. The state was coming up with industrial parks like bulk drug pharma park and biotechnology park in Solan, integrated industrial townships in Una and Kangra and textile park in Una. Principal Secretary Prabodh Saxena highlighted the investment opportunities in the State in smart city projects in Shimla and Dharamshala. He also made a presentation on investment opportunities in the power sector with special focus on renewable energy sector. Executive Director, Hetero Group K. Rattankar Reddy welcomed the Chief Minister to Hyderabad. He said that he already has three industrial units in the State in Baddi area and was extremely happy with the responsive administration and investor friendly policies of the government. Managing Director, DP Cocoa Products Pvt. Ltd. Durga Prasad also shared his experience of investing in the State with the entrepreneurs. Chief Executive, ITC Ltd. and Chairman CII Telangana State Council Sanjay Kumar Singh welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion. Principal Secretary, IT Jagdish Chander Sharma, Director Industries Hans Raj Sharma, Special Secretary Industries Abid Hussain, Principal Private Secretary to the Chief Minister Vinay Singh were also present on the occasion among others.