Deputy British high commissioner Mr. Iyer meets CM Mr. Chouhan
Bhopal, September 7, 2016 (Abdul Ahad Farhan): Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that better atmosphere besides industry friendly policy and infrastructure is available in the state. Madhya Pradesh is the ideal state for capital investment. Deputy British High Commissioner Mr. Kumar Iyer met Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan at Mantralaya today. Country Head of DFID Mr. Marshall Elliott was present in the meeting. Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is the fast developing state in the country. Global Investors Summit is being organized in the month of October for Make in Madhya Pradesh Programme. England through DFID is engaged in various activities in the state since long. Focus on Smart cities and skill development will be main objective of his England tour to attract investment. 7 cities have been selected for the smart city project. Other cities will also be transformed into smart cities. A sum of Rs. 75 thousand crore will be spent on urban development in the next three years. Moreover, Rs. 18 thousand crore will be spent on potable group water schemes in the rural areas. Mr. Chouhan further mentioned that he wishes that more and more investors from England should participate in the global investors’ summit. Investors Summit will be organized in London with cooperation of U.K. Investors Business Council. Emphasis has been laid to create more employment besides investment in the state, he added.
Deputy British High Commissioner Mr. Iyer has informed that England will be the partner country in the Global Investors Summit. England is cooperating for three smart cities in the country including Indore. Besides smart cities cooperation can be given in water treatment and renewable energy sectors. Ten percent of the total foreign capital investment of England is invested in India. Industrial companies of England have their presence in various sectors in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Delhi. These companies can come to the Madhya Pradesh. Principal Secretary Commerce and Industry Mr. Mohammed Suleman, Principal Secretary to CM Mr. S.K.Mishra and Secretary Mr. Vivek Agarwal were present on the occasion.