Karnataka lays red carpet to industries to invest in the state
Government of Karnataka & CII organized Make in India Conference Mumbai Roadshow in The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.
“Make in India” initiative was launched globally in September 2014 by Government of India with focus on invigorating the country’s manufacturing sector.
Government of Karnataka in association with DIPP, Govt of India and CII is organizing ‘Make in India’ Conference on 13th & 14th February, 2017 at Hotel Lalit Ashok in Bengaluru.
Mr. R. V. Deshpande, Minister for Large and Medium Industries and Infrastructure Development, Government of Karnataka, led a high level delegation along with the senior Govt officials to Mumbai to attract investments into Karnataka in various sectors. The delegation had B2G Meetings on 17th and 18th with more than 25 companies covering various sectors.
Hon’ble Minister had met Mr.Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Industries, Mr.Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group, Mr.Anand Mahindra, Chairman & Managing Director, Mahindra Group, Mr.Jalaj Dhani, President, Asian Paints, Mr.Niraj Bajaj, Director, Mukand Ltd, Mr.Anant Goenka, Managing Director, CEAT Ltd, Mr.Harish Badami, CEO & Managing Director, ACC Ltd., Mr.Mukesh Agarwal, President, Aditya Birla, Mr.Vinay Joshi, Executive Director, Godavari Biorefineries Ltd., besides others.
During meetings the Minister assured the companies that all the required support for implementation of projects in the State and invited them to participate in the forthcoming Make in India Conference in Bengaluru.
Hon’ble Minister also talked about the forthcoming major events in the state, which are - Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017 on 7th, 8th & 9th January, 2017; Make in India Conference 2017 on 13th & 14th February 2017. During the Roadshow, the Minister outlined potential for investments in various sectors viz., manufacturing including automobile, aerospace, tourism, infrastructure, IT / BT, Tourism etc.
Mr. D V Prasad, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, in his address emphasised on the State Government’s initiatives on ‘Ease of Doing Business’ initiatives that raised confidence among the interested investors. “This has helped to raise confidence among the interested investors”, he said.
Mr. Gaurav Gupta, IAS, Commissioner for Industrial Development, Government of Karnataka, made a detailed presentation during the Roadshow on various investment opportunities in various sectors in Karnataka, focussing on the sectors of manufacturing, aerospace, infrastructure, IT / BT and tourism.
Mr. R.K Goyal, Managing Director, Kalyani Steels Ltd, Mr. Harsha Raghavan, MD & CEO, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, Mr. Shekar Viswanathan, Vice Chairman & Whole Time Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd, Dr. Raman Ramachandran, CMD, BASF India Ltd, Sandeep Kumar Maini, Chairman, Maini Group, Mr. C P Rangachar, Managing Director, Yuken India Ltd, have shared their personal experiences of doing business in Karnataka with the audience.
Mr. Ravi Raghavan, Chairman, CII Karnataka State Council and Managing Director, Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd and Mr. Kamal Bali, Vice Chairman, CII Karnataka State Council and Managing Director, Volvo India Pvt Ltd., were also present in the Mumbai Roadshow.
More than 250 industry members & prospective investors participated at the Mumbai Roadshow on 18.11.2016.