aipur, October 7. Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot said that investments are being made on a large scale in the state due to the state government’s investment-friendly policies. Besides, the investor friendly policy framework, the excellent road network and quality human resources have played an important role in bringing investments to the state.
The Chief Minister addressing the inaugural session of Invest Rajasthan Summit-2022 at JECC on Friday said that the state government has taken many important decisions to promote investments in the state. It became easy to get the necessary permissions for setting up industries with Single Window System and One Stop Shop.
Shri Gehlot said that an exemption of 3 years was given for setting up new industries for taking necessary approvals under the Rajasthan Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Facilitation of Establishment and Enforcement) Act, which now has been extended to five years. The state government gave this economic support to protect small industries from getting closed during the period of the corona pandemic. There is no situation of labour unrest due to the social security schemes of the state government.
Big investments coming from Invest Rajasthan
The Chief Minister said that big investments are coming in the state from this two-day Invest Rajasthan Summit. He said that prior to the summit, the state government had signed MoUs of approximately Rs 11 lakh crore with the investors. There is a possibility of around 10 lakh people getting employment from these investments. He said for the first time, MoUs were signed on priority with the theme of ‘Committed & Delivered’.
Rajasthan – best option for investors
The Chief Minister said that today Rajasthan has emerged as the best option for investors. The state is a leader in the entire country in the generation of solar and wind energy. The state also has the maximum mineral reserves, besides, natural resources and excellent human resources. There is a huge scope in the field of petrochemicals with the construction of the refinery.
Rajasthan setting up new dimensions of development
The Chief Minister said that Rajasthan is making unprecedented progress in all sectors due to the efforts of the state government. Despite the problems faced due to the corona pandemic, the state’s GDP increased by Rs 3 lakh crore. This has increased the per capita income of the state along with the happiness index. Today a total of 390 units of RIICO (Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation) are functioning in the state and 147 new ones are going to be opened. With this, industrialization will expand up to sub division and tehsil level. The state government is working in excellent coordination with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Institutions such as Fintech Park in Jaipur and Rajiv Gandhi Fintech Digital Institute in Jodhpur are being constructed to provide young experts for tech industries. Innovation hubs are being set up at Jaipur, Jodhpur and Kota to promote Startups.
Inauguration and Foundation stone laying of 76 industrial areas and units
The Chief Minister dedicated 25 industrial areas in various districts of the state. Along with this, he also dedicated 18 industrial units and laid the foundation stone of 33 industrial units. With this, industrial development will get pace in various districts of the state and will also increase employment at the local level and revenue.
6 dignitaries felicitated with Rajasthan Ratna award
The Chief Minister on this occasion felicitated 6 dignitaries with Rajasthan Ratna Award for their exemplary works and for making Rajasthan proud in India and abroad with their extraordinary works. All were awarded citation, shawl, memento and prize money of Rs lakh. Justice Shri Dalveer Bhandari for being appointed at the International Court and former chief justice of India Shri RM Lodha in the field of justice, Vedanta Group chairman Shri Anil Agarwal and ArcelorMittal chairman Shri LN Mittal in the industry sector and in the field of arts famous director Shri KC Maloo and famous Urdu poet Shri Sheen Kaaf were felicitated with ‘Rajasthan Ratna’ award.
Rajasthan becoming Model State in Health
The Chief Minister said that the state government to provide freedom to the general public from the costly treatment by implementing the Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana and people are getting treatment up to Rs 10 lakh through this scheme. The limit of Rs 10 lakh has been put to an end in costly treatments such as kidney, heart and liver transplants along with accident insurance of Rs 5 lakh is also being given. Costly diagnoses such as CT Scan, MRI etc are being provided free of cost to the general public. With these historical decisions, the state has emerged as a model state in the health sector.
State government to give smartphones to women family heads
The Chief Minister said that soon the state government would give free smartphones to women heads of 1.33 crore families in the state with free internet services for 3 years. Shri Gehlot said that women and children of the state would be linked with the digital era through this initiative of the state government.
ERCP should get the status of the national project
The Chief Minister said that the Central Government should soon give the status of the national project to the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP). Rajasthan has limited water resources and Chambal is the only perennial river. ERCP is very important to ensure water for irrigation and drinking purposes for 13 districts in the state. The Prime Minister himself in many meetings has said to give the status of the national project to ERCP. He said that with the delay in declaring ERCP as the national project, there are chances that its cost will increase by many times like the Pachpadra refinery. This would put an additional burden on the resources of the state.
Shri Gehlot said that the state government is giving top priority to education. He said that today there are 89 universities in Rajasthan. He said that the present government has opened 210 colleges in the state including 90 girls’ colleges. Besides this, a big step has been taken to promote girls’ education by taking a decision to turn the schools with an enrolment of 500 girls into colleges.
Industry Minister Smt Shakuntala Rawat said that the government is promoting traditional and emerging industries in the state. Work is being done with positive thinking on the suggestions of the entrepreneurs. State is getting continuous investments due to better coordination between the government and entrepreneurs.
Industries department additional chief secretary Smt Veenu Gupta said that Rajasthan is a leading state in the country in mineral reserves, law and order situation, tourism and different kinds of agriculture products. The industrial development in the state has got pace due to the conducive investment policies of the government.
Vedanta Group chairman Shri Anil Agarwal said that Rajasthan is the leading state in natural and human resources. There are huge possibilities in the field of oil. The mining industry has also developed here. With the decisions of Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot, the coordination between the entrepreneurs and the government has improved. He said that the Vedanta Group is working with the state government to provide excellent sports facilities to youth and girls in Jaipur.
Adani Group chairman Shri Gautam Adani said that Rajasthan has moved ahead a lot in social upgradation. He praised the state government’s schemes such as Udaan and Anuprati Coaching. He said that the time to set up industries in the state has reduced a lot with the policies of the chief minister. The Super thermal power plant was ready in a record time of 36 months due to all permissions given by the state government recently. He said that the tough geography of the state has emerged as its strength due to the policies of the state government. He said that Adani Group is going to make a huge investment in wind, solar and hybrid power plant in the state.
Torrent Group chairman Shri Sudhir Mehta said that Rajasthan is far ahead in natural resources, road network, investment policies etc. He said that Torrent group will be investing in the field of hydrogen and making related products.
DCM Shriram chairman Shri Ajay S Shriram said that the industrial environment in Rajasthan is excellent for investment. The road network of Rajasthan is connected with the main markets in the country through the freight corridor and Delhi-Mumbai expressway.
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited’s Shri Anish Shah said that Rajasthan is an excellent example of the coordination between entrepreneurs and government therefore it has become a centre of attraction for investors. He said Mahindra & Mahindra with the government has contributed in innovations such as Abhay Command Centre. Tata Power’s Pravir Sinha said that in the future manufacturing of solar panels and assembling work will be done in Rajasthan.
ArcelorMittal’s Shri Pravar das said that there is a need for a new kind of training in changing dimensions of the economy. The state government setting up excellent educational institutions is providing good human resources for the industries.
Birla Group chairman Shri CK Birla said that Rajasthan has emerged as an excellent state for investors with the efforts of the state government. He said that Birla Group will soon set up a big cement plant in Rajasthan.
On this occasion, Assembly Speaker Shri CP Joshi, Education Minister Dr. BD Kalla, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Shri Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, Rajasthan Small Industries Development Corporation chairman Shri Rajiv Arora, Chief Secretary Smt Usha Sharma, economic advisor Shri Arvind Mayaram, RIICO Chairman Shri Kuldeep Ranka, CII Director General Shri Chandrajeet Banerjee along with public representatives, 3000 delegates from India and abroad and officers were present.
In the presence of Chief Minister Shri Gehlot, Adani Group chairman Shri Gautam Adani said that Adani Foundation will build a medical college with a civil hospital in two districts without the medical college. He also announced to extend full support to the state government in building the cricket stadium in Udaipur.