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Most MoUs to materialise within a year, vows Das

Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das said that 172 of the 210 MoUs signed during the Global Investors’ Summit will materialise in a year

ranchi Updated: Feb 18, 2017 15:27 IST
Saurav Roy
Saurav Roy
Hindustan Times, Ranchi
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Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das and union ministers at the global investors summit in Ranchi on Friday(Diwakar Prasad/HT Photo)

Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das on Friday said that 172 of the 210 MoUs signed during the Global Investors’ Summit (GIS) will materialie in a year and the work at the ground level will begin within two years.

Addressing the concluding ceremony of the two-day summit, Das said the state only invited those companies to sign deals which were positive about initiating works on the ground.

“Jharkhand will play a pivotal role in making India an investment destination. We, as Team Jharkhand, are ready to put in all possible efforts to contribute to the country’s industrial aspirations,” Das said, thanking the representatives from 26 countries, four Union ministers and industry captains from across the world.

He also promised initiatives from the government in identifying and removing the hurdles that the investors face. For this, he said, the state will hold monthly meetings with investors and identify the problems they face in regular works.

“Today we start a new journey towards development. It is our endeavour to end poverty and unemployment in Jharkhand,” he said.

Union minister for information technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad lauded Jharkhand’s efforts towards the digital revolution and creating an investment-friendly atmosphere.

“India received the highest investments in the world in the last two years. Jharkhand’s role in the achievement has been instrumental,” said Prasad.

Nirmala Sitharaman, minister for state (independent charge) commerce and industry, said, “Jharkhand has excelled in all parameters in last two years. Momentum Jharkhand is picking up and ready to fly. The state is going to make big turnaround.”

MoS rural development, Ram Kripal Yadav said Jharkhand was a rich state with poor people, and it was time to work for holistic growth of people as well as the state.

“It was time for Jharkhand’s people to be as rich as their state. Investments will bring the necessary changes for holistic growth of Jharkhand,” Yadav said.

First Published: Feb 18, 2017 15:27 IST