Jaitley said the state government’s focused efforts in the area of water, power and empowering the weaker sections of the society have contributed to its development.
NEW DELHI: With the introduction of the GST regime, Madhya Pradesh, the heart of India will transform into a supply hub for all the four corners of the country, said Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister. He was speaking at the Global Investors Summit (GIS) Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister inaugurated in Indore.
Jaitley said the state government’s focused efforts in the area of water, power and empowering the weaker sections of the society have contributed to its development. He said that the turning point for the state was the exceptional growth of near 20% that it posted in its agriculture sector for a couple of years, which increased rural purchasing power and prosperity.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh said that GIS stood for “Growth with Investment & Sustainability” and that the state of MP considers investor as their friend and partner in growth.
The Chief Minister said that the state moved from single window policy, to open door policy and further to single table policy today where he and his team work on investment facilitation. He said that the state has a land bank of 1,25,000 hectares also assured availability of skilled labour as per industry requirements.
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Electronics & Information Technology Minister, Govt of India said that MP is an example of all-round development. He said that PM is the Captain of Team India and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh is the opening batsman of the team and has succeeded in leading the state to prosperity.
Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Rural Development, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Govt of India appreciated efforts of the CM in the progress of the state of Madhya Pradesh. He said that the CM has targeted to achieve all-round and balanced development for the state with focus on with focus on villages, farmers and the poor.
Dr Naushad Forbes, President, CII & Co-Chairman, Forbes Marshal said that CII is privileged to partner with MP State Govt for GIS, the progressive convention series that showcases the remarkable progress made by the state of MP and the immense investment opportunity it offers. He said that Madhya Pradesh is not only fastest growing state in India but also fastest growing agri economy. This lays the foundation for rural prosperity and rural income which is favourable for overall economic development. Applauding the efforts of the State Government, Dr Forbes said that the state has laid the foundation for strong economic growth for the next 30 years.