New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today told industrialists that Madhya Pradesh is an island of peace with no dearth of possibilities to set up new industries.
The Chief Minister was speaking at a seminar on investment opportunities in Madhya Pradesh in the capital. The seminar was organised jointly by Madhya Pradesh government and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Chouhan invited the industrialists to invest in Madhya Pradesh and said that the state government will extend maximum cooperation to them. The seminar was organised to attract industrialists to the Global Investors Summit slated to be held at Indore in October this year.
The Chief Minister said that agreements worth Rs. 600,000 crore were signed at the last Global Investors Summit in 2014. Within the last 18-month period, investment to the tune of Rs. 200,000 crore is visible on the ground. The state government has a land bank of 26000 hectare for investors. They can even book land online. Now, the entire process of setting up industries is being handled through the single table concept in Madhya Pradesh. He said that the state government has constituted a separate department to promote small and cottage industries.
Commerce and Industries Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia also underscored the advatages of investing in Madhya Pradesh. State Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa spoke about the industrial scenario in the state and concessions being given to investors.