Resurgent Rajasthan is a movement to take State on Top

Inauguration of Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit-2015

Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje has said that Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit is neither a brand or a slogan. Actually, it is a movement to take Rajasthan on the top of developed states. She urged the captains of industry to be partners in this journey of development.

Smt. Raje was addressing the congregation of investors and industrialists during the inaugural session of Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit-2015 at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Center at Sitapura on Thursday.

The CM said that Rajasthan has always been on the top in entrepreneurship and now it would become the Start-ups and Innovation capital of India. For this, an investment-friendly and development-friendly environment had been created. Now, we had to convert the MoUs signed before and during the Resurgent Rajasthan summit into achievements on ground, she said. She called upon the industry leaders to partner with Rajasthan in its development in investment and tourism sectors. She invited the investors to join the journey for delivering dreams and sharing prosperity of the people of Rajasthan

Smt. Raje said that three pillars of Rajasthan Model of development are- social justice, better governance and job creation. The stated wished for global partnership on the path of development based on these pillars.

“Our association with Singapore is an example of this and we wish to replicate this success with other countries, companies and investors too,” she said.

The Chief Minister said that her government initiated a vision-based strategy for development of the state.

“We are among the frontrunner-states to announce a Start Up Policy. Reforms have been carried out in infrastructure development, labour sector, education, healthcare, water, power and infrastructure and more. As a result of this, Rajasthan secured 6th position in the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking of the World Bank and 3rd in the Reserve Bank of India report on the states suitable as investment destinations,” she added.

The CM said that this success was secured after much of hard work. One person could not have done this and therefore the credit should go to the entire Team Rajasthan, which included the industry as well the general public of the state, which entrusted us, she added. She said that we needed to lay down the institutional, legal and administrative framework for realizing the Rajasthan of our dreams.We had successfully done this. Innovative policies had been put in place in 8 critical areas. “We have become one of the first states to do allotment of mining leases through e-auction. The state has also initiaged in repealing 61 archaic Principal Acts and 187 Amendment Acts,” the CM added.

Mentioning about the state’s agriculture-based economy and investment opportunities, Smt. Raje said that despite both water and arable land being scarce, Rajasthan was a leading state in production of mustard, seed spices, wool, henna, guar as well as gram, millets, wheat, oranges, cereals and more. She said that Rajasthan was especially focusing on sectors like Electronics Systems Development & Manufacturing (ESDM), defense sub-system manufacturing, ceramics, solar, power, roads, healthcare, technical and higher education. Also, development of the traditional areas like farm machinery, food processing, warehousing, cold chains, tourism and hospitality would be our priority, she said.

The CM thanked all the domestic and foreign guests, entreperneurs and investors attending the partnership summit. Making a special mention of the Law Minister of Singapore Shri K. Shanmugam, Smt. Raje said that Singapore Government had extending a helping hand of partnership and friendship to Rajasthan. This would prove to be a milestone in development of the state. She also thanked the Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri Anant Kumar for making announcement worth investments of 10,000 crore rupees for setting-up of institutes in plastic engineering and Pharma sectors.

The Chief Minister talked about the economy of the country getting strengthened and said that this became possible due to a strong government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. She said that India was strong today because its states were strong. She said that the centre was empowering the states through co-operative federalism and had presented a blueprint of the country’s future through programmes like Make In India, Swachh Bharat, Digital India, Skill India etc. She said that opening up of Foreign Director Investment (FDI) in various sectors would also benefit Rajasthan. She hoped that Rajasthan would become the first state in receiving FDI in tourism and infrastructure sectors.

Jaipur, Novembner 19, 2015