Rajasthan Government has organised the Investors Connect Programme in Kolkata, with national partner CII, to attract the investments in the state in various sectors. The state government has addressed the West Bengal based corporates and entrepreneurs in a B2G meetings today and has appealed the interested investors to participate in the Investment Summit 2022 happening on 24-25 January, 2022 in Jaipur. The common interest sectors for both the states identified are Mines & Minerals, Agri & Food Processing, Energy, Textiles, Logistics, IT & ITeS, Healthcare, Leather & Footwear and MSMEs.
Shanti Kumar Dhariwal, Hon’ble Minister for UDH, Government of Rajasthan said, “The leadership of the state has carved the policy framework in a way that can accelerate the growth of the focus sectors in Rajasthan. RIPS 2019 scheme of incentives, MSME Policy, Single Window System (SWS) and One Stop Shop (OSS) facility are the initiatives that has made investment processes easy.”
Notably some of the marquee investors groups have also lined-up the huge projects in various sectors from other countries and states of India. Investors such as Adani, Renew Power, GreenKo etc have committed to invest in the Green Energy sector in the state. Similarly in various other sectors the investors have proposed to invest in the state.
Dhiraj Srivastava, Commissioner – Rajasthan Foundation, Government of Rajasthan said, “Rajasthan is the largest state of India in respect to size and is rich in minerals and other natural wealth. Over the past few years, a robust policy and infrastructure framework has been developed in the state to complement industrial growth. Rajasthan has gradually become the choice of investors as it provides ease of doing business and investors friendly policy framework.”
He further added, “Kolkata has its deep roots connected with Rajasthan as many migrants from Rajasthan have set-up their strong economic base in this city. We are inviting them to connect back to the home land with upcoming Invest Rajasthan 2022.”
The State enjoys a very strategic location and following the investor friendly policy framework created by the State Leadership, it has become home to many conglomerates, corporate houses and manufacturing units, housed in the 360+ industrial areas developed by RIICO. Over 40,000+ units are already operational in RIICO industrial areas and about 150 more are in the planning process. From the strategic and logistic point of view, Rajasthan becomes an ideal location for any investor as 58% of its area falls under the DMIC influence area; additionally the new GAS Grid project covers a distance of 1730 kms. in the State. The State also has 3 operational SEZs, 9 ICDs, 1 operational & 4 upcoming multi model logistic hubs, 7 Airports and 1 Cargo Complex that increase its attractiveness manifold.
The Kolkata roadshow was headed by Shanti Kumar Dhariwal Hon’ble Minister for UDH Government of Rajasthan, Dhiraj Srivastava Commissioner – Rajasthan Foundation Government of Rajasthan, Rohitashva Singh Tomar Chief Executive Officer Bhiwadi Integrated Development Authority Government of Rajasthan.
Sitaram Agarwal Independent Director – RIICO Ltd & Managing Director, Mangala Ispat, Suresh K Poddar Chairman & Managing Director Mayur Uniquoters Ltd and Mr Rohit Bohra Hon’ble Member of Legislative Assembly & Director, Polyproducts Pvt Ltd shared details on their projects and experiences on Investments made in Rajasthan. Subhasendu Chatterjee Vice Chairman, CII West Bengal & Whole Time Director, Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd and Sanjay Saboo Chairman, CII Rajasthan & Managing Director, Venkateswara Wires Pvt Ltd shared welcome remarks and moderating of program respectively.
Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister of Rajasthan’s message –
“Invest Rajasthan 2022 is the manifestation of our commitment to building enduring partnerships with private enterprise for development of the state and prosperity of our people. It is an important milestone towards delivering on the commitments made by us to investors. I invite you to experience and benefit from the bouquet of exciting opportunities Rajasthan has to offer, and to join us in building a promising future for all of us”.