Bhopal: The Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh has achieved 8 per cent industrial growth rate owing to improved industrial infrastructure, maximized facilities for investors and Centre’s investment-friendly policies guided by the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that industrial growth rate of the State will touch double digit considering enthusiasm of investors. The Chief Minister was holding dialogues with corporate leaders and investors at New York on second day of his US visit on Monday. The Chief Minister invited investors and industrialists to Indore’s Global Investors Summit to be held on October 22 and 23, 2016.

Chouhan informed them that Madhya Pradesh has immense scope for investment in every region. Liberal policies have been framed for the purpose. He said that India’s growth rate has reached 7.6 percent under the guidance of the Prime Minister.

It will grow further in the years to come. The Government of India’s innovative programmes like Make In India, Skill India, Clean India, Digital India, Stand up and Start-up have been effectively implemented in Madhya Pradesh. This has further increased investment opportunities.

Chouhan informed the prospective investors that investment to the tune of 85 billion has come to Madhya Pradesh in last one decade. Over 2.37 lakh micro and small industries have come up in which about six lakh people have been employed. He said that Madhya Pradesh is the industry and investment-friendly State. Land bank for industries has created on 25,000 hectares.

On-line process of land allocation has been put in place and single table arrangement has been made for the convenience of investors. He said that the process of making cities smarter has begun under the Prime Minister’s Smart City scheme. This will support the investors.

The Chief Minister held detailed discussions with senior executive heads of different companies and apprised them of sector-wise investment potential. These companies mainly include Pfizer, Xylem, India First Group, Summit Reliance Group, Coca-Cola, IT Strategy, Architecture, Cyber Security, SNP Technology and Solar Energy US. Minister for Industries Rajendra Shukla was also present.