IEP Jalandhar, February 6
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today said that the era of harassment of the industry is over and the state government will now act as a facilitator to the industrial sector.
The Chief Minister, during an interactive session with the captains of industry here on Monday, said that unlike past no one will harass the industrialists rather the state government will make every effort to promote and encourage the industry. He said that the state government has already set the wheels in motion to provide single window system for facilitating the industry. Bhagwant Mann said that this is being implemented in real zeal to ensure comprehensive development of the industrial sector.
The Chief Minister said that the state government will make concerted efforts for safeguarding, promoting and expanding the existing industrial units in the state. He said that the industrialists have played a key role in socio-economic growth of the country. Bhagwant Mannn said that these industries have carved a niche for them across the globe and the state government will make every effort to ensure that their interests are safeguarded.
The Chief Minister said that no stone will unturned to ensure that these existing units compete well with the other industries at the national and international level. He further said that the main motive of organising these interactive sessions across the state is to ensure maximum participation of the local industry in the progressive Punjab investors summit slated to take place at Mohali on February 23-24. Bhagwant Mann said that the participation of the local industry is the need of hour to showcase the vast potential of state to the world.
Chief Minister reiterated that the local industry should become the brand ambassador of state for emerging it as an industrial hub across the globe. He said that the state government has provided the most Conducive environment to the industry in the state. Bhagwant Mann said that a Punjabi is a born entrepreneur and everyone of us must make efforts to put state on high orbit of industrial growth trajectory.
The Chief Minister said that Punjabi entrepreneurs have proved their mettle across the globe and now they should focus on growth within the state. He said that this will open new vistas of employment for youth besides giving major push to industry. Bhagwant Mann said that massive efforts are also afoot for starting domestic flights from Adampur, Halwara and Bhisiana airports to facilitate the industry.
The Chief Minister said that the major push to industry will create job opportunities for youth on one hand and immensely contribute in progress of state on the other. Bhagwant Mann said that every effort is being made to give a fillip to the industrial sector in the state. He said that the state government will soon set up 20 dedicated Rural Industrial Hubs across the state.
The Chief Minister said that these hubs will be equipped with state of the art infrastructure to facilitate the industrialists in setting up their units. Bhagwant Mann assured fulsome support and cooperation to the industrialists opting for setting up their units in these hubs adding that the state government is fully committed to accelerate industrialist development in Punjab. He said that his government is working untiringly for well being of every strata of society and no stone will ne left unturned for this noble cause.
The Chief Minister said that he had gone to Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai to invite the industrialists to the summit. He said that the industrial honchos in these metros were surprised to note the vast potential of industrial growth in the state. Bhagwant Mann said that due to strenuous efforts of the state government these industrialists are now ready to invest in Punjab.
The Chief Minister said that the state government has introduced the new industrial Policy for Punjab to give further impetus to Industry and commerce. He said that this policy has been framed after due consultations with all the stakeholders especially the industrialists. Bhagwant Mann said that further suggestions by the industrialists in this regard are also welcome to give fillip to the industry.
On the occasion, Cabinet Minister Anmol Gagan Mann also interacted with the industrialists and assured them full support from the state government.
Prominent amongst others present on the occasion included Cabinet Ministers Anmol Gagan Mann and Brahm Shankar Jimpa, MLAs Raman Arora, Shital Angural, Balkar Singh and Inderjit Kaur Mann, Principal Secretary Industries Dilip Kumar, CEO Invest Punjab KK Yadav, Special Principal Secretary to CM Ravi Bhagat, Additional CEO Invest Punjab Sandeep Hans, Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh, Commissioner of Police Kuldeep Chahal and others.