State towards Investor Friendly Environment: Chief Minister

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Dehradun(14.6.2018)- Investor’s coming to Uttarakhand needs to be treated in friendly manner and well facilitated, said Shri Trivender Singh Rawat, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Uttarakhand while addressing theindustry captains at an interactive session with State Government organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Dehradun yesterday.Service sector in the state to be promoted with special focus on Film Shooting; development of good hotels for boosting tourism which he said holds immense potential to generate employment and reduce migration from hills. Hon’ble CM also apprised that for overcoming the problem of water in Dehradun Song Dam Drinking water project & three lakes have been proposed and for providing internet services in the hills balloon technology is being considered as it can provide signals up to  a radius of 20km. 

Hon’ble CM shared that CII has been engaging with government for development of economic activities in the state since inception and now the responsibility has been given to CII as National Partner for organizing Uttarakhand Investment Meet this year. 

Dr Vijay Dhasmana, Chairman, CII Uttarakhand State Council, welcomed Hon’ble, Chief Minister and congratulated the state government for granting industry status to Tourism & considering CII recommendation. Dr Dhasmana shared some of the key issues for facilitating industries in the State – connecting industrial areas of the State to the upcoming Eastern and Western Dedicated Freight Corridors, alternate routes for industrial traffic in the context of shutdown of Delhi – Haridwar Highway during Kanwad, use of CETP facility at IIE Haridwar by industry members from other locations, expedite the new Tourism Policy with amendments suggested by industry, renewal of rice export policy, incentivizing and promoting green buildings, common helpline number for all citizen services. 

Ms Manisha Panwar, Principal Secretary Industries, Government of Uttarakhand welcomed the suggestions made by CII for promoting green buildings in the State and helpline number for citizen services. On suggestion of use of existing CETP at SIIDCUL Haridwar by industries in other locations, creation of STPs in various industrial clusters, she assured that the same would be taken up with the relevant department. She informed about the recent initiatives being taken by government for supporting industries in the state – District Magistrates have been given powers for land allocation for proposals less than 10cr, committee formed for discussing issues related to Doon Valley Notification, service sector has been included for incentives under mega industrial policy & MSME policy of the State. She further shared that in last two months investment proposals for Rs 2500 cr have been approved. She also apprised the industrial fraternity on the upcoming Uttarakhand Investment Meet scheduled to be held in October. 

Mr Mukesh Goel, Vice Chairman, CII Uttarakhand State council thanked the state government for its proactive approach for supporting and facilitating industry in Uttarakhand. 

The session was well attended by over 80 participants of large and small industries in the State.

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