New York, Sept 30: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Friday invited American industries to 'Make in Jharkhand', calling on businesses from across the US to invest in sectors like agriculture as he touted investor-friendly policies and an atmosphere of ease of doing business in his state.
"Both the 'niyat' (intention) and 'niti' (policy) of the state government are good. For the economic development of any state, industrial growth plays a very important role. Jharkhand is a land full of opportunities and possibilities, whether in industry, agriculture, IT or tourism," Das told PTI here.
Das said states will play a crucial role in the success of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Make in India programme by giving a strong call to investors to 'Make in Jharkhand'.
Addressing a large gathering of investors, Das rolled out the red carpet for investors, saying Jharkhand is one of the richest states in the country and assured security of investment to industries and entrepreneurs.
"I invite you to invest in Jharkhand, there are several possibilities in various sectors. Jharkhand has the potential to become an IT and automobile hub," he said at a seminar organised here on Thursday by Confederation of Indian Industries in partnership with USIBC on the investment opportunities in Jharkhand.
"It is not only a mineral-rich state, but has land bank, human resources, single window clearance system for investors and entrepreneurs and offers tremendous investment opportunities across sectors such as agriculture, industry, IT medical, food processing, textile and higher education," he said.
He added that the state's medical, urban development and higher education sectors also offer tremendous investment opportunities.
Das, leading a delegation from his state, is on a multi-city tour of the US to attract foreign direct investment for giving impetus to Jharkhand's mining sector. After arriving in the US on September 26, he kicked off his official schedule by attending the Mining Expo near Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada which is said to be the largest mining show in the world.
He also noted that the state government is focussing on transforming Jamshedpur, Dhanbad and Bokaro into smart cities.
Das also congratulated Modi for India's surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC and said Pakistan should mend its ways and focus on fighting poverty and ensuring development of its citizens.