GCCI invites Tatas to set up Nano project in Gujarat

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Ahmedabad, Aug 28 (UNI) President of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Rupesh Shah has invited Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata to set up their mega project of 'Nano' car in the state.

He said ''we had invited the Tatas to shift 'Nano' project to Gujarat after Ratan Tata threatened to pull it out of West Bengal following agitations by farmers and political outfits that led to violence at the project site. Anticipating the uncertainties likely to continue in West Bengal, the state of Gujarat will surely be a happy experience.'' ''Had the Nano project been in Gujarat, it would have met the production schedule in time,'' he opined.

Mr Shah said Mr Tata has the experience of Tata Chemicals in Gujarat, where his large plant as well as township at Mithapur has come well without giving any problem.

While quoting Mr Tata's address at Vibrant Gujarat's Global Investors Summit in 2007 that ''if you don't invest in Gujarat you are stupid'', Mr Shah asked him to think of Gujarat as project destination and said the Chamber will extend all necessary help to see that the project runs smoothly.

Gujarat has friendly economic climate for investments and has internationally compatible infrastructural facilities and huge ports to facilitate large scale shipping of the cars. The land and order situation is good for industrial peace and with increasing purchasing power of people at large, the state also offers a potentially large domestic market.

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