Rajasthan to become most investment friendly state: Raje

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Jaipur, Jan 16: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, inviting investors to the state, said that the government has taken steps to make it a "most employment and investment-friendly state" in the country.

Raje was speaking at the special plenary session at the Partnership Summit here on Friday.

Vasundhara Raje

The Partnership Summit is jointly organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the department of industrial policy and promotion of the central government, and the government of Rajasthan.

"We are committed to simplifying and rationalising regulations, policies and laws," she said.

Raje especially mentioned the Rajasthan Investment Promotion Scheme launched in 2014, and the reforms in the labour laws as measures that would boost investments.

"We are looking at development of tourism circuits and steps to boost village tourism in the state," she added.

As a testimony to the state's attractiveness as an investment destination, the chief Minister spoke of JCB, Saint Gobain and Honda as three multinationals which have made huge investments in the state.

"The Koreans have also expressed interest in investing in the state, and Rajasthan will soon engage with the Bombay Stock Exchange to set up a centre to impart training in financial skills," the chief minister said.

State Minister for Industries Gajendra Singh Khimsar spoke of the locational and other advantages of the state as also abundant availability of land, proximity to the national capital.

"We are working on a new industrial policy to further facilitate investments," Khimsar said.

"With the chief minister emphasizing skill development, Rajasthan will be one of the few states to offer abundant skilled labour, good infrastructure and regulations and laws that promote ease of doing business," the minister said.

Rajasthan's Principal Secretary for Industries Veenu Gupta also highlighted the advantages to the industry in the state.

IANS

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