Target of making India 5 trillion dollar economy could be beneficial
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today suggested some measures for improving the pace of economy and emphasized on inclusive development.
Addressing the 92nd annual convention of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) at Hotel Taj Palace here, the chief minister said that the target of making India 5 trillion dollar economy could be beneficial only if basic needs of each citizen get fulfilled.
Speaking on the theme of India: Roadmap to a 5 trillion dollar economy, he said farmers in the country should be given a profitable value for their yield to ensure that demand in the market does not fall. He added that activities related to farming and animal husbandry should also be encouraged.
He said alternative methods should be adopted for use of foodgrains and stubble. He also listed various measures such as permission for making ethanol from stubble, setting up food processing units, establishing food parks, capital grant, interest grant and relief from GST. He added that there is a need to emphasis on rural industry, processing of minor forest produce, processing and marketing of medicinal plants.
Inviting industrialists to set up industries in Chhattisgarh, the chief minister said that the state has flexible and supportive industrial policy.
On the problem of Naxalism, Baghel said that his government has succeeded in winning the trust of locals in the affected areas, resulting in 50 per cent decline in the problem. The chief minister said that the state has immense potential in tourism sector and his government has been working hard in this direction. He added that action plans have been made for development of eco tourism and Ram Van Gaman Path. Work is in progress in developing tourism in Sarguja, Bastar and Koriya districts, he said.