Union Commerce and Industries Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday appreciated the steps taken by the State Government to make Himachal Pradesh as an investor’s paradise.
Addressing an interaction session with the stakeholders/investors/captains of industry on Economic Development of Himachal Pradesh here , he said that this week was being celebrated as Vanijya Saptah from 20 to 26 September to celebrate India's rising economic force across the country.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that Himachal Pradesh offers investor friendly ecosystem and healthy industrial relations with the investors, adding that the state 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.
Thakur said 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 the 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 a 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 a congenial environment to the industrialists to invest in the State.
Additional Chief Secretary, Industries R.D. Dhiman gave details of various initiatives taken by the State Government to attract investments in the State.