Take special initiatives to establish air cargo at Indore: Minister Shukla

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jan 2017 11:44:04

Staff Reporter,

MINISTER for Commerce and Industry Rajendra Shukla said that, Madhya Pradesh is one of the fastest economy developing country. He said that, Madhya Pradesh has displayed best in this sector during the last three years. He further mentioned that, Indore is the commercial and economic capital of Madhya Pradesh.

Non-agriculture products, pharmaceuticals, auto components, chemical and garments are being exported from Indore in large quantity. Therefore, special initiative should be taken to establish air cargo at Indore. Minister Shukla was addressing the meeting of trade promotion and development council at New Delhi on Thursday. The meeting was chaired by the Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitaraman.

Minister Shukla mentioned that, Madhya Pradesh has been given fifth position in the ranking of ease of doing business study 2016 by the World Bank. Madhya Pradesh has been termed as the best performing State in the last three years among the 15 big States of the country which is being mentioned in the report of private credit rating agency Ambit Capital. He said that, the statistics of GDP of the Union and State Governments indicate that Madhya Pradesh is the leading State in the path of development. The average growth rate is more than 10 per cent in last two years. As per the presumptions of 2015-16, 8.86 per cent increase is estimated in the manufacturing sector of Madhya Pradesh. He informed that, the increase was estimated as 5.73 per cent in the presumptions of the last year. The State has achieved around 20 per cent agriculture growth rate performing best in the agriculture sector.Shukla further mentioned that, Industry Promotion Policy 2014 has been implemented for the development of industries in State. Moreover, Defence Equipments Production Policy has been approved to encourage investment in defence sector and special financial facilities have been approved for food processing industry. He said that, Madhya Pradesh State Industrial Land and Building Management Rule 2015 has been implemented in State to provide Government land easily to the investors.

He further said that, products worth 4.1 billion US dollars were exported from Madhya Pradesh in the year 2015. Five Inland Container depot have been established to compensate the non-availability of seaports in State. Several positive steps have been taken for skill development in State. The renowned Educational Group Symbiosis has established Skill Development University at Indore. Also skill promotion centres have been established in co-operation of C I I.