Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday attended a business meeting with US-India Strategic Partnership Forum at Consulate General of India in New York.
Baghel said in his address that Chhattisgarh has tremendous scope of investment in sectors such as IT, electronics, biofuel, textile, pharma, ayurved and service industry. He gave detailed information about the new industrial policy of Chhattisgarh Government.
Consulate General Sandeep Chakrabarty formally commenced the meeting.
Chief Minister in his address to the meeting, informed in detail about the innovations and various public welfare schemes being conducted in Chhattisgarh. He provided information to the investors present in the meeting about the scope of industrial investment in Chhattisgarh and invited them to invest in these sectors. Chief Minister said that Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand are the states of India, where iron, coal and bauxite are found. Chhattisgarh has diamond mine as well, but the mining work is yet to begin.
Baghel said that Chhattisgarh is rich in natural resources and has numeruos industries in the core-industry.
Over the years, the electricity production capacity of Chhattisgarh has increased from 4500 MW to 22 thousand MW. Chhattisgarh supplies electricity to many states including Goa, Telangana, Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra and other states of India. Korba district in Chhattisgarh has coal block, which has electricity production capacity of 10 thousand MW.
Baghel also informed about aluminum plant in the state, and gave detailed description of the geographical location, natural resources, socio-economic conditions, cultural characterstics of Chhattisgarh.
On the occasion, a film based on Chhattisgarh state was also screened.
Chief Minister’s Secretary Gaurav Dwivedi gave presentation on investment potential in Chhattisgarh.
On the occasion, Chief Minister was accompanied by Chief Secretary RP Mandal, Additional Chief Secretary Subrat Sahu, Principal Secretary of Chief Minister Gaurav Dwivedi, Advisor to Chief Minister Pradeep Sharma, MD CSIDC and other officials.