CM chairs meet of industrial, commercial organisationsJanuary 24, 2020
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, held detailed discussion about the budget for fiscal year 2020-21 with representatives of various organisations from industry and commercial sector. In the meeting which was held at his residence today, ACS (Finance) Amitabh Jain, Principal Secretary to CM Gaurav Dwivedi, Principal Secretary (Industries) Manoj Kumar Pingua, Director (Industries) Anil Tuteja were also present. The meeting was attended by representatives of FICCI, CII, Urla Industries Association, Chhattisgarh Chamber of Commerce and CREDAI and other organisations.
In the meeting, the representatives suggested some important suggestions to promote commerce and industrial sector in Chhattisgarh. The Chief Minister assured of taking their suggestions into serious consideration and take decision accordingly, in fact Baghel gave consent for several suggestions in the meeting itself. The representatives of commerce and industrial sector appreciated this initiative of Chief Minister and said that state government’s policies have boosted industry and commerce sector Chhattisgarh.
The representatives informed that Chhattisgarh’s steel industry has grown by 5%, whereas other sectors have grown by 15%. The representatives informed that the small-scale industrial sector that was on the road to decline for seven years has grown by 16%. Representatives said that state government’s decisions such as waiving off farmers’ loans and procuring paddy at Rs 2500 per quintal have had positive impact on Chhattisgarh’s commerce and industrial sector.
The Chief Minister said that fire brigade centers will be opened in industrial areas of the state, sponge and iron industries of Chhattisgarh will be provided iron from NMDC on reasonable rates as per the requirements, use of fly ash in construction of roads in plane areas such as Raipur to Raigarh will be promoted to stop pollution due to fly ash. Chief Minister assured of taking the suggestions to start entrepreneurship curriculum in schools, ITIs and skill development centers of industrial areas, to provide facilities for development of cluster of small industries in Nagarnar and other industrial areas, early sanction of proposals related to establishment of industries in backwards areas of the state, into serious consideration.
The representatives of industrial sector praised the canal recharging scheme under Narva, Garva, Ghurva, Bari Yojana of state government. They also suggested promotion of tourism industry, green energy and setting up of food processing industries in rural areas. The representatives also thanked Chief Minister for the quick action taken by Chhattisgarh Police on his instructions to safely rescue Praveen Somani, a businessman of Raipur. The meeting was attended by B L Agrawal, Pradeep Tandon, Vijay Anand Jhanwar, Ramesh Agrawal, Ashwin Garg and Jitendra Barlota of Chhattisgarh Chamber of Commerce and Industries.