Keep chemical units away from MP: Patwa

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Indore, Oct 27 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Union Minister Sunderlal Patwa today suggested that the chemical industry be kept away from Madhya Pradesh that should be made a more ''biorich'' state.

''The Madhya Pradesh capital has already suffered the Gas Tragedy (of 1984),'' he said while addressing the valedictory session of a two-day Global Investors' Meet that concluded here.

Stressing on attempts to make the state biorich, Mr Patwa felt that agriculture deserved greater attention and added that investment-linked instruments of agreement be implemented in the stipulated time period.

Bharat-Oman Oil Refinery Managing Director R P Singh said, ''by 2009, we will have an output of 60 lakh tonnes. Besides, the company will inject Rs 20,000 crore in the state in coming years.'' Mr Deepak Kant Vyas, President of the Red Berry Company located at St Louis in the United States, said that he was investing more than 2,000,000 dollars in Madhya Pradesh which ''is my home.'' MAN Force Chairman Sudheer Mehta hoped that a dialogue with industrialists would continue in this state.

The speakers described Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan as energetic and active.

Besides Mr Chouhan, state Industry Minister Jayant Malaiya, Transport Minister Himmat Kothari, Information Technology Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, Federaton of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry state head Ramesh Agrawal, Chief Secretary Rakesh Sahni, several other ministers, officials, investors and industrialists were present.

UNI

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