At a meeting with a group of Indian Industries, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday set the theme of “Make in Maharashtra” to usher in more investor friendly climate and rapid growth in the sector.
The chief minister promised to set up a committee to fast track the projects which are inordinately delayed due to non-clearance from ministry of environment. A dedicated officer to coordinate and monitor the projects which are caught in multiple departments would also be taken up on priority.
The chairman of the Reliance Group Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Piramal Groups Ajay Piramal and chairman of Bharat Forge Baba Kalyani held a luncheon meeting with Fadnavis at government guest house at Sahayadri
The senior bureaucrats representing various departments were present during the meeting.
During the meeting Fadnavis said, “On the lines of Make in India” we would like to set the mantra of “Make in Maharashtra” for inclusive and overall industrial growth. Fadnavis assured the industrialists the government commitment for single windown clearance, fast tracking the projects and simplifying the procedures to minimize the time loss in rolling the projects.
Sources citing Ambani said, “At the meeting he emphasised on need for expediting the permission clearances. And cuttng on delays in goods pending in ports. And emphasise on world class infrastructure to make it industry friendly.”
Sources said, “Ambani assured chief minister that Maharashtra was always and would continue to remain amongst the most favoured destination for industrial industries.”
Another aspect that was raised during the meeting related to effective coordination amongst multiple departments.
Fadnavis said, “The government would appoint one officer who would be entrusted with the task of coordination to ensure the important decisions does not remain in pipeline and delay the process of project clearances.”
The chief minister expressed concerns over unemployment. He voiced his concerns for setting up industries which would enable the youths to tap new avenues of employment and stress on skill training in the industrial sectors.
According to chief minister, “The government would emphasise on bringing more transparency and accountability in the functioning of the administration. And mechanism would be put in place to make administrational procedure simplier and industry and people friendly.”