Proposals to set up food & agriculture centre of excellence in state

Investors meet CM Mr. Chouhan

lead10.11.15Bhopal, November 10, 2015 (Muslim Saleem):   In the series of regular interaction with investors, Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan met 6 industrialists and delegations here today. Those who met the Chief Minister included Executive Director of Star Agriware Housing and Collateral Management Limited Mr. Amit Mundawala, Association of Private Warehouse’s President Mr. Abhinav Suryavanshi and delegation, President of Messrs Grasim Mr. Dinesh Shukla, Chairman of Messrs HIG Mr. Ravi Jhunjhunwala, Director of Messrs Essar Power Mr. K.V.B. Reddy and President of CII Mr. Sanjay Kirlosker and delegation. Star Agriware Housing and Collateral Management Limited proposed for joint business in wheat procurement with Civil Supplies Corporation and State Marketing Federation.

The company also evinced interest to collaborate in procurement services. The Chief Minister directed for detailed examination of company’s proposal. He said that facilities of farmers should be kept in view while examining the proposal. Association of Private Warehouse informed about difficulties being faced in warehousing sector in the state. The Chief Minister said that efforts would be made to extend every possible assistance to investors in warehousing sector in the state. One office-bearer of the association will be included in the state level committee constituted in this regard.

President of CII Mr. Kirlosker informed about suggestions to make agriculture profitable and reforms in labour laws. He said that CII wishes to set up Food & Agriculture Centre of Excellence in the state, which would apprise farmers of technical knowledge and do value addition of their produce. The Chief Minister directed to examine the proposal. CII also suggested to constitute a task force to attract new investments. President of Messrs Grasim Mr. Shukla and HEG’s President Mr. Ravi Jhunjhunwala suggested to rationalize electricity duty structure and tariff. They also urged to rationalize entry tax on coal. The Chief Minister directed to chalk out detailed proposal in this regard.