Hyderabad: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today addressed industrialists here and in Bengaluru and urged them to come and invest in the central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh.
Chouhan told the industrialists that Madhya Pradesh is an ideal destination for investment, given its central location and wide-ranging opportunities. He focussed attention on the double digit growth rate of the state and particularly highlighted the agriculture growth rate which is above 20 percent.
The Chief Minister was addressing seminars here and in Bengaluru today to underscore the possibilities of investment in Madhya Pradesh. He utilised this occasion to extend invitation to the industrialist, representatives of different companies to attend the Global Investors Summit being held in Indore on October 22-23.
A total of one lakh kilometer of roads have been constructed and there has been record increase in irrigation command area, the chief minister said adding Madhya Pradesh is a power surplus State and has better infrastructure facilities compared to many other states. The law and order situation is also under control in the State.
Chouhan talked of Madhya Pradesh’s high growth trajectory and said that the state has shed the BIMARU tag derived from the clubbing together of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh -States that symbolised backwardness and poverty for long years. Today the state boasts of skilled resource and also the Indira Sagar reservoir, which is the largest fresh water body in the country. The chief minister went on brief the industrialists about the immense potential in the tourism sector and the new Tourism Policy approved the other day by the Tourism Cabinet of Madhya Pradesh.