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Investment should be done from economic capital to spiritual capital: Chief Minister

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  • Mumbai economic capital and Uttarakhand spiritual capital  
  • Road show held at Mumbai under “Destination Uttarakhand- Investors Summit”

Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat has said that there is deep relationship between Mumbai and Uttarakhand. “While Mumbai is economic capital, Uttarakhand can be called the spiritual capital. Both states portray an unmatched example of economics and spirituality,” he said. Explaining about the vast investment opportunities in Uttarakhand, he invited the Maharashtra industrialists to invest in Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand government organized a road show at Mumbai under  “Destination Uttarakhand-Investors Summit” in the presence of Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday.  The first ‘Investors Summit’ will be held in Dehradun on October7 and 8, 2018 which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi.

During the road show, Chief Minister met the entrepreneurs and informed them about investment opportunities in Uttarakhand and the steps taken by the state government towards industrial development.

He said that there are vast investment opportunities in Uttarakhand. From the point of view of nature and human resources, Uttarakhand provides a favorable environment.

Speaking after the road show, Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat said that he was happy with the participation and support of representatives of trade and film industry of Maharashtra in the  “Destination Uttarakhand Summit 2018.”  “ Mumbai is economic and entertainment capital of the country and participation of investors from here is an encouraging step and will help make Uttarakhand a  popular destination for investors and film makers,” he said.

Chief Minister said that constant efforts are being made to promote tourism in the state and no fee are charged for  film shooting which has led to many films being shot in Uttarakhand in the past one and half year.

Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj said that there are vast opportunities of investment in tourism sector in the state. A new tourism circuit scheme is being formulated in which ‘Navgrah Circuit’ and ‘Bodh circuit’ are included.  A plan is afoot to start the five thousand year old ‘Char Dham yatra’ on foot.

Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh said that there are  diverse opportunities for industrial growth in Uttarakhand where basic infrastructural facilities and investor friendly policies are in place. There is a solid policy for ease of doing business besides several opportunities for start ups and new entrepreneurs in this new state. Chief Secretary said that we are eager to make Uttarakhand as a prominent destination of investment and excited to work with the business community of Maharashtra.

Uttarakhand Principal Secretary, Industry, Manisha Panwar said that Uttarakhand government is focusing on developing a film city.

Secretary Tourism and Information Dilip Jawalkar said that the natural beauty of Uttarakhand attracts tourists. The snow clad mountains, colourful flowers, flora and fauna and attractive lakes are ideal locations for film shooting in Uttarakhand. He said that with an aim to encourage film shooting in the state incentives are also being provided under the dedicated film policy. The state government has formed “ Uttarakhand Film Development Council” with an aim to develop local cinema.

On this occasion, Finance Secretary Amit Negi, Managing Director of SIDCUL Saujanya, Industrial Advisor to Chief Minister K.S.Panwar, prominent  businessmen from corporate world including CII, Maharshtra Council Chairman and Joint Managing Director of Blue Star Limited B. Tyagrajan, Sushant Nayak, National Head, government and government related cases, Tata Motors Limited, Vineet Mittal, Chairman, Avada Group, Sunil Khanna, President and MD, Vertive Energy Private Limited, Arun Nanda, Chairman, Kavinder Singh, Managing Director and CEO, Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Limited, Hemant Sikka, President and CPO, Mahindra Group, Sankalp Pothbar, Managing Director, India, Bangladesh and Nepal Craft Company Limited, Harsh Goenka, Chairman, RPG Enterprises, R. Kanan, Head-CPM, Hinduja group, Kapil Maheshwari, CEO, Hinduja Renewable Power, Venkatchalam Kanappan, CEO, Hinduja Housing Finance and Mani Shanker Ghosh,DGM-Finance, Ashok Leyland Limited were present..

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries also met Uttarakhand Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat during the road show and discussed the possibilities of investment in Uttarakhand. Mukesh Ambani said that he has deep affection with Uttarakhand and will provide all possible help in the development of Uttarakhand.

The Chief Minister with an aim to encourage film shooting in the state will meet prominent film producers, directors and actors in the evening.