Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that exporters are playing a crucial role in improving the economic growth and their contribution could be decisive in taking the Indian economy to five trillions as has been envisaged by the Central Government.

He said that despite few odds, the exporters also have a great responsibility to shoulder in building a new India for which they will have to work with utmost zeal and passion.

The Chief Minister was speaking as a chief guest on the occasion of regional award ceremony of the Engineering Exports Promotion Council of India (EEPC), held here.

He said that the opinion of the world for India has changed over the past few years as the country is fast emerging as one of the strongest economy due to strong leadership at the Centre. India’s engineering export achieved new heights during last two years as country’s export grew to 81.02 billion dollars in year 2018-19 from 7.02 billion dollars in 2017-18, the Chief Minister said.

He expressed happiness over the fact that northern region has 26 percent contribution in the total engineering export of the country.  

Thakur said that the efforts are afoot to make Himachal Pradesh as the most favoured destination for the investors in the country.

 The government has been continuously working to improve the ease of doing business which has also been reflected in the ranking made by the Government of India.

The State Government is organising Global Investors Meet at Dharamshala this year with an investment target of Rs 85000 crores in various sectors. The state has already signed MoUs for more than Rs 25000 crores for which a high level delegation of the state met investors through road shows held recently both at international and national level, he said.

Thakur further said the State Government is providing various incentives to the entrepreneurs and the performance of the state on the export front is growing steadily due to conducive environment available here.

The State Government has provided 57 bighas of land for setting up regional centre of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) in Shimla that would help to identify export potential, he said.

The Chief Minister also invited the suggestions from the industrialists present on the occasion for success of the proposed investors meet and also called upon them to motivate other entrepreneurs to invest for development of Himachal Pradesh in various sectors.

Published On : 22-07-2019

Source : Daily Pioneer

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