Madhya Pradesh’s contribution significant in country’s development: CM
Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh’s contribution in the country’s development has been significant. Now, Madhya Pradesh is among progressive states. Apart from big industries, a network of small and cottage industries will also be spread with a view to further boosting state’s economy. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing the inaugural function of Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (MSME) conference here today. On the occasion, he inaugurated the 5th MP Exportech.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that at present state’s agriculture growth rate is 18.9 percent against the national growth rate of 3 percent. Madhya Pradesh’s growth rate is 11.98 percent while the country’s growth rate is 5 percent. In this way, Madhya Pradesh’s contribution in the country’s development is remarkable. Small and medium industries have an important role in the state’s development. The State Government will act considering MoUs to be signed during the conference as promissory notes. Lands have been allotted to 90 percent investors who had signed MoUs during Indore Global Investors Summit.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that during last nine years, irrigation poetential in the state has been increased to 25 lakh hectares from 7 lakh hectares. Every village will be supplied power for 24 hours from May this year. He said that problems pertaining to small industries will be redressed on priority. Small industries will not have to bear the burden of double taxation. The State Government wishes to develop spirit of entrepreneurship among youths. For this, Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojna has been launched. Under the scheme, loan guarantee upto Rs. 25 lakh will be given to youths for setting up industries. Besides, the State Government will also provide 5 percent interest subsidy for five years. He said that a small market will be set up in every big village. Work of training for artisans will be done on a large scale. A widespread skill development programme is being run in the state. Under it, 113 Skill Development Centres have been set up and 200 are being established.
Shri Chouhan said that buyer-seller meet will be held every year now. It will be held on March 8 and 9 next year. The government has assisted in branding of products manufactured by state’s small entrepreneurs. Place can be created in the market through quality products. He said that there is immense potential in horticulture and floriculture. Agriculture-based food processing units are being promoted in the state.
Commerce and Industries Minister Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya said that Madhya Pradesh will be power-surplus state in the year 2014. Development plan for next 10 years has been chalked out in Madhya Pradesh. Small and medium industries’ role is significant in the development of the state. Madhya Pradesh’s contribution in the country’s growth in agriculture sector is important. Plots of land have been sanctioned to 104 out of 117 MoUs signed at the Indore Global Investors Summit.
Chief Secretary Shri R. Parasuram said that a programme has been chalked out for time-bound implementation of MoUs signed for investment in the state. Procedure to give various permissions has been simplified. Arrangements have also been made to give quick sanctions to small and medium industries. CII Western Region Chairman Shri R.S. Goswami said that contribution of small and medium industries in the State Gross Domestic Production has increased from 25 percent to 29 percent during the last nine years. At the outset, Additional Chief Secretary Shri P.K. Dash delivered the welcome address.
At the programme, 12 MoUs were signed as token in the presence of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. Madhya Pradesh Laghu Udyog Nigam Chairman Shri Akhand Pratap Singh, State Planning Commission Vice-Chairman Shri Babulal Jain, Mayor Smt. Krishna Gaur, TRIFAC Managing Director Shri A.K. Bhatt and industrialists were present on the occasion. Commissioner Industries Shri T. Dharma Rao proposed a vote of thanks.