At the two-day Global Investors Meet organized to attract investments to Himachal Pradesh, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Thakur said, “We see some reports in the media, but the economy remains structured on strong fundamentals and can stand any cyclical winds. Many organisations have also projected that next year the Indian economy will grow by 7% or maybe more than that.”
He gave the example of how a single project like the international cricket stadium at Dharamshala can improve the economy of the entire area and suggested that the state government should also think of bringing a single big project in each district of the state, so that the entire economy around it improved. Whatever industry was there in Himachal was the result of the industrial package given by former PM Vajpayee; and he appreciated that Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was rolling out the red carpet for investors coming to the state.
CM Thakur said that the state had signed MoUs worth Rs 92,000 crore against a goal of Rs 85,000 crore and that he would personally keep track of the progress of these projects. The state had adopted new policies and soon rules would be framed to implement these, he added.
In addition to the national business teams, delegates from 17 countries participated at the two-day meet.