Bhopal:Wednesday, July 30 : The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, while addressing the concluding session of the two-day Investors’ Meet here today said that with the cooperation of investors the state government would add a new chapter of development and prosperity of the state. He said that now the darkness of industrial backwardness has started dispelling.
In last nine months since the Global Investors’ Meet at Indore Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for investment of about Rs. 2.75 lakh crore have been inked. This creditable achievement shows that Madhya Pradesh is no longer a backward state. The state has woken up to a new dawn, he added.
The Chief Minister announced the setting up of an agricultural university and a music university at Gwalior on the occasion.
On the second day of the meet a total of 49 MoUs were signed for investment of Rs. 55,877 crore. On the first day, 13 MoUs worth Rs 32,114 crore were signed. Thus, a total of 62 MoUs were signed for investment of Rs. 88,018 crore during the two-day meet.
Of these, 29 were signed for industrial sector for investment of RS. 42,465 crore, one for SADA for investment of Rs. 2,000 crore, 6 in energy sector for investment of Rs. 40,340 crore, 19 for food processing for investment of 1403 crore, 2 for Information Technology for investment of Rs. 610 crore and 5 MoUs were signed for higher education sector for investment of Rs. 1200 crore.
Of the total MoUs worth Rs. 11,448 crore were inked for Gwalior region of which MoUs worth Rs. 10,476 were for Gwalior division and Rs. 972 crore for Chambal division. A total investment of Rs. 2862 crore is proposed in Gwalior district.
The Chief Minister further said that the state government is committed to ensuring that the MoUs are implemented fully. The Industries Minister would review their progress every two months and he himself would do so every three month. He said that if investors feel any problem they can contact him without appointment between 5 and 6 pm every Monday.
Inviting the investors for investment the Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh is the ideal destination as there is no any discrimination based on language, caste or region here. Referring to the success of Gwalior Meet the Chief Minister said that the results are beyond expectations. This shows that Gwalior region is poised for a giant leap. He said that while encouraging the investors and industrialists from outside it would be ensured that local ones get all necessary facilities and concessions to thrive.
The Chief Minister released a book “Gopachal Gatha” authored by Shri Jagdish Tomar on the occasion. The book has been published by Madhya Pradesh Madhyam.
The Minister for Industries Shri Jayant Malaiya said that the Gwalior Investors’ Meet has been a great success. The potential and advantages of Madhya Pradesh have been showcases before the investors from all over the country as well as abroad during the meet. He said that Gwalior district has been placed under “C” category following which the industrialization of the region would get a boost. He proposed a vote of thanks for all those associated with the event.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included the Minister for Water Resources Shri Anup Mishra, MLAs Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Shri Dhyanendra Singh, Mayor Shri Vivek Shejwalkar, chairman of M.P. Laghu Udyog Nigam Shri Vipin Dixit, chairman of Gwalior Development Authority Shri Jagdish Verma, SADA chairman Shri Jaisingh Kushwah, chairman of Gwalior Trade Fair Authority Shri Anurag Bansal and vice chairman of India Wools Shri Rajiv Ratan. As many as 100 investors attended the meet.