Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan aims to make the landlocked state among the top three investment destinations in India after Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Chouhan recently concluded road shows in countries like Singapore, Korea and Japan and met representatives of several companies, including LG and Samsung. MP will hold a global investors summit in Indore in October to woo investors from across the globe.
On Thursday, Chouhan met leading industrialists in Mumbai seeking investments in the state. Among those he met included Anil Ambani, Cyrus Pallonji Mistry, B Muthuraman, Shashi Ruia, Kishore Biyani, Anand Mahindra, S K Roongta, Gunjan Gupta, Abhijeet Rajan, Tarun Malkhani and Vineet Mittal. The road show ‘Invest Madhya Pradesh 2012’ in Mumbai was organized by an industry body and the MP government.
Chouhan said with a cumulative growth rate of 11.98% during 2011-12, MP was a model of inclusive growth.
Chouhan assured the industry of single-window clearance and uninterrupted power supply. Besides three state-owned plants by NTPC, private sector enterprises like Reliance, Adani and Essar are setting up a dozen power plants in the state, including the ultra mega power project at Sasan by Anil Ambani-led Reliance Power.