New Delhi, Dec 18: Hardselling Gujarat as a major investment destination, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today interacted with Heads of Missions of many countries and sought their cooperation in the oil and gas sector.
Addressing an interaction meet, Patel said Gujarat is a good state for investment and its progressive governance, business-friendly policies, strategic location and excellent infrastructure has made it a 'Global Business Hub' and 'Global Gateway to India'.
Leading a high-level delegation comprising Gujarat's Finance Minister Saurabh Patel, Chief Secretary D J Pandian and senior officers, the Gujarat Chief Minister said the state has a major shale gas potential and India is drilling its first shale-gas well in Gujarat. All these have made Gujarat energy hub of the nation, she said.
Today's meet was aimed at making the Global Investors Summit-2015 a success and the state government has been spearheading a major campaign for the mega event. Patel further said that with a new, "proactive government at the Centre", investment climate has changed drastically and hoped that with joint efforts of Centre and state governments the "Make in India" vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be realised.
For the PM's vision of 'Digital India', she said Gujarat has floated an investor-friendly IT policy and was aiming at globally competitive electronic system design and manufacturing electronic goods in the state.
"I am personally involved and committed in the development and empowerment of women in Gujarat," the first woman chief minister of Gujarat said. She also appealed to the diplomats of different countries for their involvement in making Gujarat scale higher heights. Patel invited diplomats and business bodies to participate in the mega Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit that will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi to be held between January 11 to 13 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.