Uttarakhand to hold inaugural investors’ summit to boost state economy
In a bid to attract investors to the hill state, and create more employment opportunities that will help curb migration, the Uttarakhand government will hold an investors’ summit shortly. State government sources said that the summit will be held on the lines of other states like Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, and will be targeted at “serious investors.” “ Uttarakhand has many areas which have a lot of potential like wildlife, pilgrimage and adventure tourism, food processing industries and renewable source of energy. Our endeavour will be to invite national players interested in exploring investment opportunities in these areas,” said Sandeep Jajodia, president, ASSOCHAM.
Prior to the summit, the industry body will be providing a draft of industrial policy for the state after identifying various segments starting from challenges being faced by existing industries. Although officials refrained from disclosing more information, it is learnt that the summit will on the lines of those held by other BJP-led governments.
Meanwhile, representatives of various industrial bodies called upon CM Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday. These included Gopal Jiwarajka, president, PHCD Chamber who laid emphasis on the need to make the Herbal Research and Development Institute at Gopeshwar an autonomous included under ministry of Ayush and Vikas Garg, chairman, CII Uttarahand State Council who suggested inclusion of services sector in the under-consideration New Industrial Policy for Himalayan states for promoting industry in the hills.hold inaugural investors’ summit to boost state economy