Gujarat CM Vijaybhai Rupani, addressed the industry on Friday in a session organised by ASSOCHAM to celebrate its 101 Years of Journey of supporting and being strengthening pillar to chambers of commerce and industries of India. With 05 days series of sessions going on under ASSOCHAM FOUNDATION WEEK, the industry interacted with Rupani Ji on various issues discussing the core ideas to uplift the economy of Gujarat, making it a growth engine to India’s USD$5 trillion economy.
As per Shri Rupani, Despite tough times due to COVID 19, Gujarat, has emerged as a front runner in over all industrial development, and is paving the way towards an Atmanirbhar Bharat, as envisioned by Prime Minster of India Shri Narendra Bhai Modi. Two months back Gujarat has received the ‘Best Performer Title amongst all Indian states. And I must say that the recently introduced Gujarat Industrial Policy 2020 for the extensive industrial growth of the state of Gujarat, has received a very good feedback from the various industries of Gujarat. Combination of Tradition, Innovation, Ambition and Imagination is the core ingredient of Gujarat’s progress. Proud to have longest coastline of India in Gujarat, which is a root of trade and industry in India”
Adding on to this, Rupani further said, “Through Govt. of Gujarat’s facilitation desk, we have given benefit to 35 lakhs MSMEs. We have prepared this industrial policy taking all considerations from the industry and making a concrete foundation for Aatma Nirbhar Gujarat & Bharat. I would also like to quote that the ASSOCHAM has helped the Govt. of Gujarat by giving continuous industry inputs. I feel delighted to find that on one of the oldest and largest apex knowledge chambers of India which has recently completed the golden journey of 100 years. I am privilege to be a part of ASSOCHAM Foundation Week 2020.”
Apart from Rupani as a Chief Guest. The session witnessed the presence of dynamic speaking panel, suggesting roadmap to make Gujarat and India, Aatma Nirbhar. Some of India’s leading name in the industry who had their erudite presence are Balkrishna Goenka, Chairman Centenary Year Celebration, Immediate Past President ASSOCHAM & Chairman, Welspun Group, . Jaxay Shah, Chairman, ASSOCHAM Gujarat Council & MD, Savvy Infrastructure Private Limited, Shri Sumant Sinha, Vice President, ASSOCHAM and CMD, ReNew Power, Shri Jayant Parimal, CEO, Adani Green Energy, Vineet Mittal, Chairman Avaada Group, Chintan Thaker, Co-Chairman ASSOCHAM Gujarat Council and Head, Corporate Affairs Welspun, representing Industry of Gujarat and India largely were present in the session by ASSOCHAM.
M. K. Das, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Hon’ble Chief Minister and Industries and Mines Department, Government of Gujarat, represented the Govt. of Gujarat and presented the Current scenario of Gujarat state, and presented the detailed report on How Gujarat is ready to drive the India’s growth Agenda. He also gave insights on various policies of Govt. to bring the dynamism in the industrial growth of Gujarat and India.
Welcoming Shri Rupani to the session of ASSOCHAM, BalKrishna Goenka, said, “Business is in Gujarat’s DNA, Gujarati believes in business first and rest later. Happy to share that in terms of development of Textile, every 5 towel in the hotels of USA is made in Welspun in Gujarat. World’s largest Kutch Hybrid Renewable Power Plant will give a significant growth to the state. Gujarat should come up with Renewable Power Usage Policy and need to focus on skilled and quality labour.”
Congratulating on the recent achievements of Gujarat, Shri Jaxay Shah, said: “ASSOCHAM is always ready to extend its help and support to the Govt. of Gujarat, With achieving highest FDI and Best Performer State title, bringing vibrancy in the state through making it business friendly through its policies and governance, the state of Gujarat under the able guidance of Sh. Vijaybhai Rupani Ji, Hon’ble CM Gujarat is all set to become the growth engine, contributing towards achieving US$5 trillion economy for new India.
Suggesting on economic steps to the state of Gujarat, Jayant Parimal, said: “MSMEs form an integral part of the entire supply chain of these large companies in the state. They act as ancillary units to large industries contributing significantly to the industrial development of the state. There are over 100 MSMEs multi-product activity clusters spread across the state. The number of MSMEs in Gujarat grew by 60% from 2014-2015 and currently, Gujarat is home to over 3.5 million MSMEs which are a major source of employment.”
According to another panelist Shri Sumant Sinha, “Gujarat has implemented several reforms for improving and easing the environment for doing business. Gujarat is continuously implementing reforms to further improve its “Ease of doing business” quotient, making itself India’s first business friendly state.”
Commenting on the Agenda of the session Shri Vineet Mittal, said “The strong focus of Gujarat state in industrial sector will play a pivotal role in improving competitiveness of industries, adoption of efficient technology, making it ready for next generation industries.”
Furthermore, the session was attended by the dignitaries belonging to the industry from all over the globe. Along with the presence of bureaucrats and higher officials from Central Govt. and various state govt. of India.