Investors Summit 2018, Doon ready to host Destination Uttarakhand
PM Modi to inaugurate the summit on Sunday, Investors Summit Uttarakhand
Saturday, 06 October 2018 | PNS | Dehradun—
All preparations for Destination Uttarakhand– Investors Summit 2018 to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday have been completed, said Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat here on Friday.
Addressing media persons, Rawat said that earlier, four sectoral mini conclaves had been organized on AYUSH, Herbal, pharmaceuticals and aromatic plants, tourism, wellness, film shooting and tourism, automobile and food processing in the month of July and August 2018, in Haridwar, Tehri, Bhimtal (Nainital) and Udham Singh Nagar. Roadshows were organized in major cities of the country including Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and New Delhi in the month of August.
Based on the suggestions and inputs received during these events from the investors, necessary action has been taken by the Government.
During the road shows, potential investors had shown considerable interest in the agro and food processing sector, solar power generation, medicine, infrastructure, tourism and automobile sectors.
Referring to steps being taken to promote tourism and aromatic plants farming, the CM also said that efforts have also been made to attract investors in organic farming, food processing, floriculture, rural tourism, homestay, AYUSH, and wellness. He said that due to these efforts MoUs worth Rs 75,000 crore have been signed. These include MoUs worth Rs 27,000 crore in the solar power sector, Rs 14,000 crore in the health sector, Rs 11,000 crore in the manufacturing sector, Rs 13,000 crore in the tourism sector, Rs 5,500 crore in IT sector and Rs 5,000 crore in the food processing sector. Rawat, further, said that MoUs amounting to Rs 1638 crore for setting up 359 industrial enterprises have also been signed for investments in the districts. These will result in 30 industries in Haridwar, 66 in Udham Singh Nagar, 31 in Nainital, 69 in Dehradun, 20 in Tehri, 38 in Pauri, 30 in Chamoli, 20 in Almora, 10 in Rudraprayag, 19 in Champawat, 11 in Uttarkashi, 11 in Pithoragarh and four in Bageshwar. These enterprises will provide direct benefit to 13,860 local youth.
Apart from Indian investors, those from Japan, Czech Republic, Argentina, Mauritius, and Nepal will also participate. The summit will be inaugurated by PM Modi on October 7 while Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh will preside over the closing session on the next day. Additionally, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Information Technology and Electronics Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister of State for Tourism KJ Alphons and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry CR Chaudhary will participate in the sessions on different subjects. After the inaugural session, eight sectoral sessions would be held on the 12 focus sectors–tourism and hospitality, agriculture and food processing, horticulture, floriculture, herbs and aromatic plants, wellness and AYUSH, pharma, automobile, natural fibre, information technology, renewable energy, biotechnology, film shooting, infrastructure development, education, skill development and startups.
On the concluding day of the summit on Monday, discussions will be held in the session on the various sectors and brainstorming would be held to explore new ways for industrial development.
In the sectoral session, Central Board of Film Certification chairman Prasoon Joshi will participate in a session on film shooting, added Rawat.
Cabinet takes important decisions
Two major decisions were taken in the meeting of the State Cabinet held late on Friday evening. Ahead of the Investors Summit in Dehradun on October 7-8, the State Government has taken a decision to enable setting up of industrial enterprise in mountainous regions without land use change.
It also removed the limit on the area of land purchase for industrial purpose in mountainous districts. Additionally, the State Cabinet has also cleared the way for the appointment of guest teachers in Government schools.
Cabinet Minister and State Government spokesman Madan Kaushik informed that one will not have to pass through the procedure of section 143 of the UP Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act.
A sub-section has been added to section 143 according to which in all mountainous districts and mountainous areas of Dehradun and Nainital, following permission from the District Magistrate construction on farmland can be allowed if a farmer wants to establish industry on the said land.
A person from outside the State can also get construction done on such purchased land following the DM’s permission.
The Cabinet also approved the proposal for appointment of guest teachers in Government schools. With this, guest teachers will be appointed to 4200 posts of lecturers and 834 posts of assistant teachers in Government schools. District level committees headed by the district magistrate will be formed for this purpose.
In addition to this, the cabinet also granted formal approval for the reduction of petrol and diesel prices by Rs 2.50 per liter. read more post…
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