Industry-friendly policies brought foreign investment, says Fadnavis

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Nov 2018 08:40:22



INDUSTRY-friendly policies and amendments to various laws for industrial development have fetched foreign investment in Maharashtra, ensuring that it attracted 49 per cent of all such investment in the country, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Saturday.

He was speaking at the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the Midea Technology Park at Supa industrial area in Ahmednagar district’s Parner, over 100 kilometres from here.
Fadnavis said the technology park, set up by a Chinese home appliances manufacturer, would generate jobs for people in Supa and Parner regions.

He added that the State would provide space for Chinese firms to set up industrial clusters, adding that foreign investors would be given all co-operation in order to attract more investment in Maharashtra. He said Maharashtra had a considerable role to play in India jumping 23 places to 77th spot on World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking.

CM takes stock of drought situation in Jalna

JALNA (Mah),

MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reviewed the drought situation in Jalna district on Saturday. Noting that all tehsils in the district except Mantha have been declared as drought-hit, he assured that the Government has enough funds to tackle drought.

The district received less than 60 per cent rain fall this monsoon, and while small irrigation projects have gone dry, the medium irrigation projects have scanty water stocks, he said. On state Congress chief Ashok Chavan’s criticism of BJP-led Government’s handling of the drought situation, Fadnavis said the Opposition party always plays politics on drought.

People have turned their back on Congress’s ongoing Jan Sangharsh Yatra, Fadnavis claimed. 24 villages in Jalna district are getting water through tankers at present.