Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami launched the logo and website of Uttarakhand Global Investors Summit in a program organized in Dehradun on Saturday. Dhami said that an investment target of Rs 2 lakh 50 thousand crore has been set for the Investors Summit. Reforms have also been made and new policies have also been implemented. 27 policies have been promulgated for different sectors. 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 intensified its preparations for the same.
Government is continuously communicating with the industry
While unveiling the logo and website of the Uttarakhand Global Investors Summit, Chief Minister said that the state government is in constant contact with the industry and major industrial organizations. In this sequence, talks were held with prominent industrialists in Dehradun on 17th August and in Delhi on 21st August. The suggestions received from the industry have been taken very prominently into consideration. On the same basis, reforms have been made in MSME policy, service sector policy, logistics policy, solar policy, etc.
Uttarakhand became investment destination along with peace destination
The Chief Minister said that there is a lot of enthusiasm among the industrialists due to the favorable environment for industries and investment in the state. For centuries, people have been coming to Devbhoomi Uttarakhand for peace. Every year a large number of tourists come, now investors are also excited to come here. Apart from being a destination for peace and tourism, Uttarakhand has also become a major investment destination. People from all over the country and abroad want to join here. Due to its natural environment, effective single window system, investment friendly policies, proximity to the national capital, infrastructure, Uttarakhand is becoming a major center for investment. Uttarakhand is in the Achievers category in Ease of Doing Business. In the Export Preparedness Index released by NITI Aayog, Uttarakhand ranks first among the Himalayan states while it ranks 9th in the country as a whole.
Dhami said that the industries which are already established in Uttarakhand have also talked about their expansion. Investors Summit is not only a program of the Industries Department, but all the departments are associated with it. In fact, this summit belongs to all the citizens of Uttarakhand. Employment will be created through investment in the state, people’s income will increase and Uttarakhand will play an effective role in the development of the country. The Chief Minister said that learning from the experiences of the previous years, many reforms have been done. We are working in a concrete way for maximum investment to come in the state. The Prime Minister had told the land of Baba Kedar that the third decade of the 21st century would be the decade of Uttarakhand. Investors Summit is a big effort in this direction.
Chief Secretary Dr. S.S. 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, service 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 service sector which contributes 40 percent to the state’s GDP.
Additional Chief Secretary Mrs. Radha Raturi gave the welcome address and Secretary Mr. Vinay Shankar Pandey gave the vote of thanks. On this occasion, MLA Shri Durgeshwar Lal, Secretary Shri Shailesh Bagoli, Director General Industries Shri Rohit Meena, Director General Information Shri Banshidhar Tiwari and other officers were present.
An online single window clearance portal www.investuttarakhand.uk.gov.in has been created in the state to provide required approval/permission/approval to investors for setting up industries.