Madhya Pradesh’s growth in agriculture and other sectors lauded

President Mr. Mukherjee at inaugural function of India international trade fair

Industries Minister Mrs. Scindia represents state

lead15.11.15Bhopal, November 15, 2015 (Muslim Saleem):  President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated India International Trade Fair 2015 in New Delhi today. Madhya Pradesh is participating as Focus State in this year’s India International Trade Fair. Commerce, Industries and Employment Minister Mrs. Yashodhara Raje Scindia represented the state in the fair. In his address, President Mr. Mukherjee lauded progress of Madhya Pradesh in various sectors, specially double digit agriculture growth rate. The President also lauded efforts of the state for Ease of Doing Business. Mrs. Scindia threw light on Madhya Pradesh’s industrial development and investment potential. She said that apart from being Focus State in the trade fair, Madhya Pradesh has also emerged as Focus State in industrial investment. Mrs. Yashodhara Raje Scindia said that Madhya Pradesh stands 5th in the country in Ease of Doing Business. She said that Madhya Pradesh is on top in the country in land allotment and grant of permission for constructions. Mrs. Scindia also inaugurated Madhya Pradesh Pavilion in the fair. Mrs. Scindia said that conducive climate exists for industries in the state due to adequate availability of power, water, land and skilled manpower. The state government is extending a number of facilities to investors to set up industries. She said that the state has immense potential in sectors like food processing, automobiles, engineering goods, skill development, medicines, information technology, technical education, renewable energy, textiles and tourism.

Union Minister of State for Commerce Mrs. Nirmala Sitaraman, Bangladesh’s High Commissioner Syed Muazzam Ali, Afghanistan’s Ambassador Mr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali, Jharkhand’s Village Industry Minister Mr. Neelkanth Singh Munda, Union Commerce Secretary Rita Tiyotiya and Chairman-cum-Managing Director of ITPO Mr. L.C. Goyal were also on the dais. Mrs. Scindia also inspected various stalls in state’s pavilion. She was accompanied by Commissioner Industries and MD of Madhya Pradesh Laghu Udyog Nigam Mr. V.L. Kanta Rao. Theme of this year’s fair is ‘Make in India’. In this context, ‘Make in India’ and ‘Make in Madhya Pradesh’ has been made theme of Madhya Pradesh Pavilion.