Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said India was all set to surpass China in economic growth and the state would play an important role in this journey.
At the Friends of MP conclave held at Lincoln Centre in New York, USA, he said: "MP is on a major economic growth trajectory. A conducive atmosphere for industries and trade prevails in the state," Chouhan said. The CM also launched the website friendsofmp.com.
State industries minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia, over 3,000 non-resident Indians and others participated in the conclave, which was organised on the directions given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During his half-hour speech, the chief minister said MP had availed all the benefits of the new policy initiatives of the central government.
He said the state government had framed a number of new policies to make it easier for industrialists to do business in the state. The state had a well-maintained law and order situation, communal harmony, industrial peace and investor-friendly policies, Chouhan said.
He reiterated that the single-door policy had been initiated for the convenience of industrialists and investors. The chief Minister invited NRIs and others to Simhastha, which will be held at Ujjain next year. Scindia urged NRIs to become partners in India's development works by investing in Madhya Pradesh.
The chief minister also felicitated NRIs for special achievements in various fields. They included prominent cancer specialist Dr Dattatreyudu Nori, professor of economics at Harvard University Nadrajan 'Raj' Chetti and professor of mathematics at Princeton University Manjul Bhargav.