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Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand welcomes businesses to integrate their operations

Updated: Sep 22, 2016 17:17 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept.22 (ANI): Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand have said they will welcome businesses to leverage the strategic location from where they can implement growth strategies and manage and integrate their business operations for the region and beyond at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

Uttarakhand is one of the most transparent states in ease of doing business, provide conducive environment for industrial growth, said Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Mr Harish Rawat said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

Uttarakhand has a lot of potential in infrastructure development and hospitality industry and there is an ample scope for expansion. The power generation is one the major thrust areas. We are focussing on the development of small hydro power plants. Some of the important projects are Tankul, Bhilangana-II and Painagad etc, said Mr. Rawat while inaugurating an ASSOCHAM conference on '2nd Global Investors India Forum (GIIF).'

"Uttarakhand is the policy driven state." We are also providing the cheapest power in the country. He further said that Uttarakhand is one of the most transparent states to do business.

"We have land availability and the climate for investment is very good in Uttarakhand. We are working on infrastructure development and there is an ample scope for expansion", said Mr. Rawat.

He further mentioned that the Uttarakhand has very attractive MSME policy linked with the Start-up policy. The Government has implemented a Start-up policy to provide a platform to the students emerging from the Educational Institutes of the state to help them grow as entrepreneurs.

To invite investment in Uttrakhand from pioneer IT industries of CMM I level V to provide firm platform for new entrepreneurs. The incentives under the policy are land/ space coast, capital subsidy, power subsidy, stamp duty etc.

We are also improving the connectivity. We are also coming out with new airport and I am hopeful that soon it will be connected with other major towns of the country and with new policy of government of India from regional connectivity, we have already three small airports and which will be develop further, said Mr. Rawat.

Dr Raman Singh, Hon'ble Chief Minister, Government of Chattisgarh said that Chattisgarh has emerged as one of the best investment destinations in India due to optimum utilization of its capacities, strategic management of its natural resources and visionary governance. Abundance of land, water, power, access to market, business friendly policies and amicable environment for business make Chattisgarh one of the best states for investors. We are established investment destination for heavy industries like defence, railways, infrastructure, food processing, capital goods manufacturing etc. (ANI)