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Rs 50,000 cr proposals have come: CM

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan today claimed the State Government has received investment proposals of Rs 50,000 crore following improvement in infrastructure facilities in the last two years.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2006 12:24 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan today claimed the State Government has received investment proposals of Rs 50,000 crore following improvement in infrastructure facilities in the last two years.

However, he did not give the full details as to from where the proposals have come and for which sectors. Chouhan’s predecessor Babulal Gaur had, some time back, claimed that the State received investment proposals worth about Rs 24,000 crore. Chouhan did not mention how the money doubled within a few months.

Addressing a press conference here, Chouhan said the ITC has shown interest in investing Rs 2000 crore in Narsinghpur to set up a plant to make paper out of sugarcane. The ITC proposal offers 5000 jobs, he said, adding 1.25 lakh sugarcane growers would be benefited.

The Chief Minister said the State Government would soon come out with IT policy and an IT park would be opened in Jabalpur too. He said the Government is contemplating a plan to open dry dairies to house unproductive cows to extract medicine from their waste.

On road condition, Chauhan said construction of 40,000 km roads in three years is planned and the Government has already laid roads in 12,000 km.

Apart from this, he said the State has a plan to produce 2300 mw electricity. The Government is also exploring possibilities of producing gas and atomic energy, he added. The CM parried repeated queries regarding the status of CID inquiry into the Sanjay Joshi’s complaint against the unidentified persons for the CD and its circulations.

“ I don’t want to get involved in any sort of controversies. I would rather our focus on welfare and development of the State”, he remarked.