The Madhya Pradesh government will simplify procedures and rules for doing business to give a boost to trade and commerce, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Wednesday.
Several steps have already been taken to simplify the system for starting new business in the state but there is still scope for improvement, Chouhan told the inaugural function of a workshop on “ease of doing business” at the Academy of Administration in Bhopal.
“We have identified 98 points for improvement and I hope the participants at the workshop would deliberate on the points and find solutions that could become examples at the national and international levels,” he said.
Highlighting his government’s steps to facilitate easier business activities, Chouhan said a single door policy had been introduced and labour laws amended.
A self-declaration policy for seeking major documents has also been introduced. Yet, during weekly discussions with industrialists and businessmen, some issues come up that can be easily resolved administratively, he said.
He further said the administration should take investors into confidence and learn from good examples in other states and countries to improve the ease of doing business.
The state’s growth rate is the best among the bigger states of the country, Chouhan said. He claimed the increase in the rate of per capita income too was the highest while the growth rate in agriculture was the highest.
This makes Madhya Pradesh an attractive proposition for investors at the national and international levels and attempts should be made to facilitate fund inflows.
State commerce and industries minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia and chief secretary Anthony de Sa also addressed the session.
State panchayat and rural development minister Gopal Bhargava, agriculture minister Gaurishankar Bisen, revenue minister Rampal Singh, director general of Academy of Administration IS Dani and principal secretary of commerce and industries department Mohammad Suleiman were present at the event.
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State BJP president Nandkumar Singh Chauhan on Wednesday wished CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on his 56th birthday. Chauhan said 7.5 crore people in the state were feeling elated because the state had won the Krishi Karman award three times in a row.