CM felicitates investors
By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 6 Sep: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami felicitated investors in Uttarakhand with a memento and a citation during the Uttarakhand Investors’ Award Ceremony organised at the Chief Minister’s residence, here, today. The function was organised by the State Industrial Directorate. In all, 68 investors were thus honoured of which 26 were of the MSME category, while the others were large investors and included representatives of major companies such as L&T, Hyatt, Patanjali, etc.
Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Dhami said that investors had given a new dimension to the state in the field of industry. The contribution of the people associated with the industrial sector is invaluable in developing the economy and revenue of the state. Also, the investors were the natural brand ambassadors for the state.
Dhami observed, “Uttarakhand is the land of Yoga, Spirituality and Ayush. The state is moving fast towards industrial development. As the environment for industries is highly conducive in Uttarakhand, the state is attracting investors in good number. From January 2020, till now, production has started in projects worth Rs 15,000 crores in the state. Despite the Covid period, it is encouraging to see so much investment coming to the state. It is definitely a big achievement. A lot of work has been done on infrastructure development, policy reforms and simplification of the procedures.”
The Chief Minister added that the country is developing a new identity under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India has moved forward rapidly towards becoming prosperous and powerful in these eight years. He reminded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a special attachment for Uttarakhand, the result of which is there for everyone to see. He said it is necessary for industries to have good road, rail and air connectivity. Work is being done at a fast pace in these sectors in the state, he asserted.
The Chief Minister thanked the investors for showing faith in the ability, dedication, hard work and understanding of the youth of Uttarakhand. The projects which have been taken up would create new possibilities in the state and prove to be a milestone in its economic development. He stated that his government is moving ahead with the mantra of “Reform-Perform-Transform”. The government has emphasised on policy stability, coordination and ease of doing business. He assured the investors and industrialists that the state government worked on its policies, decisions and development with a positive aim. It would support all the investors in every endeavour and at every step.
Industries Minister Chandan Ram Das reminded that, when the state of Uttarakhand was established, everyone wanted that the water of the mountains, and the youth, become useful for the state, but this could only be possible if the industries are promoted and set up rapidly. In 2018, the Investors’ Summit was organised under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which was now showing results. He added that small industries would have to be promoted in the hill areas of the state.
Cabinet Minister Ganesh Joshi said the state of Uttarakhand is fast developing as a major destination for investment. The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises could generate more production and employment with less capital investment. The state is moving forward in the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of a self-reliant India.
Secretary, Industries, Dr Pankaj Kumar Pandey congratulated the investors and called upon them to expand their industries in the future. He said the government is implementing new policies and actively working towards implementing the Prime Minister’s vision.
The state had organised its first Investment Summit ‘Destination Uttarakhand’ in 2018, at which MoUs/Investment willingness letters worth more than Rs one lakh twenty four thousand crores were signed by more than 600 investors across several sectors. The implementation of the signed MoUs is being regularly monitored. As a result, MoUs worth more than Rs 35,000 crores have already been implemented on the ground, so far. These projects are related to diverse sectors, including manufacturing, food processing, healthcare, tourism and energy sectors.
At today’s award ceremony organised by the state government, investors were honoured who started production after 2020. In all, 68 investors were invited to the event, which included investors from both the MSME and large scale sectors. Investors also shared their experiences and appreciated the ease of doing business in the state. They also appreciated the peaceful and serene atmosphere for investment in Uttarakhand. They said they were excited to invest further in Uttarakhand.
Present on this occasion were Acharya Balkrishna, Commissioner, Industries, Rohit Meena and Director, Industries, SC Nautiyal, Radio Jockey Kavya, prominent entrepreneurs and departmental officers.
GAIL, Patanjali, Graphic Era, Gujarat Ambuja and Intas among larger Companies felicitated
By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 6 Sep: Large companies which were honoured for investing in Uttarakhand today were – GAIL (Dehradun), Gujarat Ambuja Exports Ltd (US Nagar), Sri Biotech Ltd (Hyatt Group), Graphic Era Hospital (Dehradun), Naini Papers Ltd, Renew Jal Urja Pvt Ltd (L&T Group), Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd, Kashi Vishwanath Textiles Ltd, Intas Pharma (Dehradun), La Opala RG Ltd, Roquette India Pvt Ltd, Mahananda Spa & Resorts (Tehri), Neel Metal Ltd, HPCL LPG, Radico Khaitan Ltd, Parksons Packaging Ltd, Gold Plus Glass Industries, Garhwal Ventures Pvt Ltd, Shree Ram Royals Paradise (Dehradun), Roter Precisions Instruments Pvt Ltd, Techfab India Ltd, Alder Biochem Ltd (Dehradun), Sunlayer Energy Ltd, Coolcaps Industries, Carevalue Lifesciences Pvt Ltd, Fibremarx Pvt Ltd, ShreejiPropack Pvt Ltd, DS Smart Energy Pvt Ltd, Shanti Frozen Foods, Agarwal Frozen Foods, Globe Hitech Industries, Apex Industries, TALF Solar Urja Pvt Ltd, Nectafresh Agrofood, Shree Krishna Industries, Special Cables, Jineka Healthcare Pvt Ltd, MB Foods and SunrakshakAgro Products Pvt Ltd.
In all 43 larger companies and 24 MSMEs were felicitated today.
Among the MSME companies felicitated, 3 are from Dehradun – Cliff Climbers Pvt Ltd, M/s Kiwi Kissan Pvt Ltd and Ayush Ayurved Hospital.