C’garh is best state in terms of investment: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 22 Nov 2017 10:42:49


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Asserting that Chhattisgarh is the best state in terms of investment, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said it has all required basic and infrastructural facilities required for the same. These views were observed by the Chief Minister while welcoming Edgard D Kagan, US Consul General, Mumbai at his official residence.

The US Consul General during his maiden visit to Chhattisgarh paid a courtesy visit to Chief Minister on Tuesday. During interaction with the US Consul General, the Chief Minister said Chhattisgarh is topographically situated in the middle of the country and has huge natural resources. Also it is well connected through rail, road and air connectivity. Presently the new capital city Naya Raipur is upcoming which has been included in the Smart City project initiated by the central government. He said already all major offices including the Mantralaya have been shifted to Naya Raipur which has good road connectivity while the rail connectivity is being developed. He said whosoever is interested for investment in Chhattisgarh, the state will extend all possible assistance to them.

The CM during interaction with the US Consul General, said the state government’s priority is to provide all infrastructural facility and accordingly projects are underway towards developing road and rail connectivity throughout the state.

With an investment of Rs 2100 crore, a huge network of roads are being laid in the state. Also through rail corridors, rail connectivity is being provided to all corners of the state. Raking up the issue of Maoist violence, the Chief Minister said strong initiative has been taken towards ending the menace. Surguja division has already been freed from Maoist violence and very soon Bastar will be freed as well. State government is constructing roads in far flung areas like Sukma, Bijapur, etc apart from enhancing educational facilities in these areas. The façade of Dantewada district has changed.

Thousands of children are receiving education in the education city. In order to enhance mobile and telecom connectivity, new towers are being installed in Bastar region. The Chief Minister also discussed in detail about the welfare schemes being implemented in the state.

It is worth mentioning here that as Consul General, Edgard D Kagan is responsible for representing American interests and promoting US-India relations in the states of Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, and Madhya Pradesh.