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'I am the single window,' MP CM tells investors

Three months ahead of global investors meet, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has pulled out all the stops in his bid to attract investors to the state.

india Updated: Jul 13, 2012 17:45 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Three months ahead of global investors meet, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has pulled out all the stops in his bid to attract investors to the state.

Addressing a large gathering of investors in Mumbai on Thursday, Chouhan said the investors should consider him 'the single window' and he was available for a meeting with each and every serious investor, who was willing to invest in Madhya Pradesh.

"I am inviting you to walk into my office every Monday and Tuesday, between 11 and 12 (noon) for any support you would need from the government to establish industry in the state, he said while addressing an exclusive session with captains of Indian industry at a hotel in Mumbai. The session titled "Invest Madhya Pradesh 2012" was organised by Confederation of India Industry (CII) and Government of Madhya Pradesh in Mumbai.

Madhya Pradesh is organising a three-day global investors' summit in Indore in October. The government expects to sign memoranda of understanding MoUs) worth Rs 7 lakh crore during the three day meeting.

Chouhan promised to bring investment promotion mechanism under the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Guarantee Act in order to remove any obstacles faced by the investors in the state.

"We will be number one in agriculture by 2015.We would have sufficient power for the entire state by 2014 and we would grow at more than 12% in the next five years," he said.

With cumulative growth rate of 11.98% during the year 2011-12, Madhya Pradesh is ahead of the national average in agricultural and industrial growth.

A delegation led by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, state commerce and industry minister Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya and comprising senior government officials from Madhya Pradesh arrived in Mumbai on Thursday.

An interactive session on 'Investment Opportunities offered by Madhya Pradesh' Chief Minister, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan offered insights on business opportunities offered by Madhya Pradesh to the gathering of city based investors, businessmen and thought leaders.

Earlier in the day, the delegation had meetings with business leaders such as ADAG group chairman Anil Ambani, Tata group deputy chairman Cyrus Pallonji mistry, Tata Group deputy chairman, B Muthuraman, Essar Group chairman Shashi Ruia, Essel Group chairman Subhash Chandra Goyal, Kishore Biyani, Founder and chairman, Future Group, SK Roongta, managing director Vedanta and Gunjan Gupta, Anand Mahindra, chairman and managing director, Mahindra & Mahindra.

The delegation extended an invitation to city's business leaders, investors, corporations, academic leaders and policymakers to participate in the ensuing global investors meet – Invest Madhya Pradesh, scheduled on October 28-30, 2012, in the financial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore.

First Published: Jul 13, 2012 17:41 IST