Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Mr Shivraj Singh Chauhan woos London’s business community to the booming state with a rosy picture of the state dotted with surplus energy, surplus land and good governance….reports Asian Lite News
In a run up to the Government of Madhya Pradesh’s Global Investors Summit on the 22nd and 23rd of October, 2016 at Indore to provide a global platform for interaction with Indian industry leaders, policy makers, investors and other stakeholders; the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Mr Shivraj Singh Chouhan addressed the Indian business community in London at the prestigious Hinduja House.
Hosted by Mr GP Hinduja and Mr AP Hinduja, the business gathering included Mr Vineet Mittal (Wellspun Energy Ltd), Mr Anil Agarwal (Vedanta Resources Plc), Mr LN Mittal (ArcelorMittal), Mr Moni Varma (Veetee Group) and Mr Vikrant Bhargava (PartyGaming) amongst other influential business leaders. Also present at the event was Mr Rakeshh Gupta (President, AMAS Investments) and Mr Manish Tiwari (MD, Here & Now 365), who is also organising a Friends of Madhya Pradesh UK Chapter dinner in his honour.
Mr Chouhan addressed the gathering with an impassioned speech on his commitment to make Madhya Pradesh, the heart of incredible India as one of the fastest growing economies in the country, with its business friendly policies and skilled labour force, and become the growth pillar of Make in India.
Through his speech he made a strong case for the state through its surplus energy, tourism potential and business outlook.
Power surplus and growth in infrastructure
Being one of the longest serving Chief Ministers for a state in India he pointed out that “Madhya Pradesh is one of the few states, which has a power surplus and continuous betterment to infrastructure and a positive outlook to industry growth. Also, being in the heart of the country, it boasts of a skilled labour force as it absorbs people from every corner of the country, which adds to the warmth and hospitality of the state. In fact, not only India but it also invites people from all over the world to work, invest and do business in the state.”
Welfare through unity
Mr Chouhan said: “The United Nations gave the world the idea of universal togetherness, however, in India the motto that the world is one and happiness of all is linked to unity was proclaimed long before. Even, in the villages the ideal of unity is essential to welfare is upheld.
My work is to ensure the material wellbeing of my constituency and am committed to ensure everyone in the state has a house above his head and homelessness is eradicated. But material benefit is not enough, as a state we have achieved one of the highest growth rates in agriculture.”
Another feather in his cap is the creation of the Ministry of Happiness, which he is looking after himself. “I firmly believe that human beings are to be happy in spirit, mind and body.”
Potential of tourism
The state boasts of huge tourism potential – historically, religiously, spiritually as well as wildlife conservation. Talking about the conservation efforts he said: “The famous White Tiger can still be seen in the National Park of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the few places where you do not need to look for a tiger, the tiger will find you.”
His speech opened the doorways to Madhya Pradesh and generated interest amongst all present. Mr GP Hinduja pointed out that Mr Chouhan was the most forward looking chief ministers in India, which is what drew London’s most influential business community to come under one roof and listen to him.
Mr Manish Tiwari who is heading the Friends of Madhya Pradesh UK Chapter and also organising a dinner to discuss development in the state said: “Mr Chouhan is one of the most sincere and enthusiastic people you can ever meet. The earnestness with which he works towards the betterment of the state and his humility is inspiring.”