Royal Albert Palace (New Jersey): Chief Minister Raghubar Das made an appeal to the Indian-Americans to visit Jharkhand and collaborate with the state government to implement its vision of inclusive industrial growth with an eye on the development of all vital sectors including health, education, commerce and industry, Information Technology, agriculture and tourism.
Das, accompanied by the team of top bureaucrats of Jharkhand, addressed a gathering of over 500 people hailing from or having a connection with Jharkhand at Royal Albert Palace, New Jersey on Saturday and shared the vision of the state government in the presence of Riva Ganguly Das, Consul General of India, New York.
�Both the intention and policy of the state government are good. For the economic development of any state, industrial growth plays a pivotal role. Jharkhand is a land full of opportunities and possibilities, whether it is industry, agriculture, IT or tourism,� said Das.
Calling on US investors and the Indian diaspora to contribute and invest for the economic growth of the state, Das said, �India and the US have to continue to work together to realize the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama to ensure betterment of society and sustainable development for all.
�The Indian diaspora, which has made significant contribution to America�s economic prosperity over the years, should also play a role in the development of Jharkhand with not only their investments but their expertise as well. An overseas community can and does serve as an important �bridge� to access knowledge, expertise, resources and markets for the development of the state,� the CM said.
Das said that in the almost 20 months that his government has been in power in the state, investments of about Rs 23,000 crore had come in Jharkhand.
Jharkhand is now among the top five states in the country on ease of doing business. The state government has put in place investor-friendly policies. It is taking measures to ensure that all its people get improved power supply. We have set a target of producing 20,000 MW of electricity by 2020,� he said.
The CM invited the gathering of potential investors to the Global Investor Summit going to be held in Ranchi on 16�17 February, 2017 and declared to create a separate facilitation cell for the people having a Jharkhand connection besides an online portal for the Indian-American investors. He assured to provide all possible help that the Indian diaspora needs.
He said the Government of Jharkhand would coordinate with the authorities concerned to resolve any issues at the earliest. He also extended a warm invitation to the investors having links with Jharkhand for the summit.
Riva Ganguly appreciated the pro-activeness of the state government in promoting investment and the interest of the state and assured all support for the promotion of Jharkhand. She directed the Deputy Consul General for follow up action on investment promotion in Jharkhand.
Jharkhand is the most investment-ready state with crystal-clear vision and a robust roadmap, said Raj Bala Verma, Chief Secretary of Jharkhand government, in her address to the Indian diaspora. We rank among the best in terms of business reforms and have instituted best practices to fast-forward investments, she added.
Addressing the gathering, Amit Khare, Additional Chief Secretary cum Development Commissioner of Jharkhand government, said, �Jharkhand is scripting a turnaround of sorts. Its promise to fuel the �Make in India� mission is getting more exciting by the day not just through the vast resources at its disposal, but also through its emergent skilled manpower.
Investors, entrepreneurs across the world are looking for markets and high growth consumer markets, which Jharkhand has in abundance, said Sanjay Kumar, Principal Secretary to CM in his address. The potential opportunities in Jharkhand are being transformed into thriving businesses in services sector and global diaspora is keen to return to motherland, he added.
The CM and his team of top bureaucrats of Jharkhand had a final stop in US at New Jersy as they held an interactive session with the Indian diaspora. The government of Jharkhand has further planned its second international circuit to reach out to East Asia, primarily China, Japan and Korea.