CM launches logo & website of ‘Uttarakhand Global Investors‘ Summit‘
By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 2 Sep: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, launched the logo and website of ‘Uttarakhand Global Investors‘ Summit‘ at a programme held at a local hotel here today. Launching the logo and website of the summit, the Chief Minister said that this time an investment target of Rs 2.50 lakh crore has been set for the Investors Summit. The state government has announced policies to promote investment. Many reforms have also been made and new policies have also been implemented. 27 new policies have been promulgated for different sectors to attract greater capital in the state. A land bank of 6 thousand acres has also been prepared in the state. It may be noted that the ‘Uttarakhand Global Investors Summit‘ is going to be held in Dehradun in the month of December. The state government has been preparing continuously for the summit and also communicating with the captains of the industry.
The CM said that the state government is in constant contact with the industry and major industrial organisations. In this sequence, talks have been held with prominent industrialists in Dehradun on 17 August and in Delhi on 21 August. The suggestions received from the industry have been taken very seriously. On the same basis, reforms have been made in MSME policy, service sector policy, logistics policy, solar policy, etc, he informed.
Dhami said that there is a lot of enthusiasm among the industrialists due to favourable environment for industries and investment in the state. People have been coming to Uttarakhand for centuries for peace. A large number of tourists come here every year and now investors are also excited to come here. Along with being a destination of peace and tourism, Uttarakhand has also become a major investment destination. People from all over the country and abroad want to the state in its journey of development. Uttarakhand is becoming a major centre for investment due to its natural environment, effective single window system, investment friendly policies, proximity to the national capital and infrastructure. Uttarakhand is in the achievers’ category in ease of doing business. In the Export Readiness Index released by NITI Aayog, Uttarakhand ranks first among the Himalayan states while it ranks 9th in the national overall category.
The Chief Minister said that the industries already established in Uttarakhand have also shown interest in expanding their presence in the state. The Investors Summit is not only a programme of the Industry Department, but all the departments are associated with it. In fact, this summit belongs to all the citizens of Uttarakhand. Investment in the state will generate employment, increase people’s income and Uttarakhand will play an effective role in the development of the country. The Chief Minister said that many reforms have been made learning from the experiences of previous years. The government is working in a concrete manner to bring more and more investment into the state. The Prime Minister had declared in Kedarnath that the third decade of the 21st century will be the decade of Uttarakhand. Investors Summit is a big effort in this direction.
Chief Secretary Dr SS Sandhu said that the specialties of Uttarakhand have been displayed in the logo of Uttarakhand Global Investors Summit. Earlier people used to come here for peace, now they are coming for tourism and investment. The state government is focusing on tourism, yoga, wellness, services sector, agriculture and horticulture. Investment is important to remove unemployment and poverty in the state. The state government is trying to improve the quality of life of the citizens of the state. Agriculture and horticulture are being given importance. A new policy has also been made for the services sector, which contributes 40 percent to the state’s GDP.
Additional Chief Secretary Radha Raturi delivered the welcome address and Secretary Vinay Shankar Pandey proposed the vote on thanks.
MLA Durgeshwar Lal, Secretary Shailesh Bagoli, Director General Industries Rohit Meena, Director General Information Banshidhar Tiwari, Mahanagar BJP President Siddhartha Umesh Agarwal and other officers were present on the occasion.