Having held investors’ meet in Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das took his team on Friday for a similar exercise in Kolkata seeking to tap potential investments from the industrialists in the eastern and north-eastern regions of the country. He told the gathering that the investors’ meets have led to the state receiving proposals worth Rs 21,000 crore. He further added that work on many of these proposals has already begun.
According to a statement, Das held meetings with representatives of at least 21 business entities having proposals in areas ranging from cement, steel, metallurgy, mining (of mica), to skill, cyber security, to health sectors.
Das told mediapersons that the state was bereft of any naxal problem now and no major incident has taken place since his government took over. He also said that the land-related issues were resolved and there were no problem. He urged the businessmen and investors to change their perception about Jharkhand, saying the state now had the right climate to invest.
Earlier, the CM held a review meeting of the Industries department, which was attended by secretaries and directors from other departments like land, revenue and education.
The government, said officials, had already allotted land to 78 industrial units, while at least seven of the 21 units set to come up at Getalsud Food Park in Ranchi have begun work. The proposals for land allotment to 139 units are in the process. The nodal officers have been directed to sort out any inter-departmental issues that may arise in the process of allotting land and other licences or facilities. Some of the projects under consideration include a 200-bed hospital, medical college, super speciality hospital, logistics park, IT centre and entertainment Park. Companies like IBM, Britannia and GMR have also shown interest, said officials.
Das has directed that all the sectors should be sought to be developed in a cluster-wise manner. Also, he has directed the officials to study the Haryana’s textile policy and adopt the same to Jharkhand’s needs so that young men and women get jobs within their state and not have to go outside it.