V.S. Kokje, Governor called upon NRIs interested to invest in India to choose Himachal Predesh as the State has good potential available in the areas of hydro-power generation, tourism, education and information & Bio-technology. He said that the State Government has framed its industrial policy with a view to invite private participation and offered various special incentives to the investors.
Governor was addressing the NRIâ€™s in a Global Investors Conference for Infrastructure Development named 4th Parvasi Divas-2007 which was organized by the International Punjabi Chamber for Service Industry(IPCSI)at Chandigarh today.
Governor said that State has been making steady progress in all spheres particularly in the area of infrastructure such as roads, hydro-power, horticulture and agricultural production, transport, education, industry, health, tourism and in many other sectors. The progressive policies of the State Government have led to speedy growth in all sectors, he added.
He said that the Tourism has emerged as a very important sector in the State and as a major engine of growth and employment generation, was coming up fast on the International Tourist map, as an important adventure sports destination. There were vast opportunities to develop tourism related activities such as Ski Resorts, Golf Courses, Health and Herbal Resorts, Ropeways, Theme and Recreation Parks, Special Tourism Zones and Rural Tourism Hubs besides new Airports, Helipads and Water Sports besides Medical Tourism, he added.
Governor said that Himachal Pradesh has it peculiar features such as pollution free environment and offers abundant opportunities for investment in various sectors including hydropower and those based on local forest and Horticulture produce. Recently, new hydropower policy has also been announced to attract private players in the area, he added.
He lauded the efforts of IPCSI for offering a common platform to discuss ways and means with NRIs and Corporates for promoting infrastructure-related projects.
Shri Kuldeep Kumar, Industries Minister highlighted the policy and industrial friendly guidelines of the State and said that the State Government was contemplating to establish big trade centers in suitable locations of the State. He said that education, hydropower and tourism were the main sectors where the Government has invited the private participation in a big way. He said that the Government has evolved a mechanism of Single Window Clearance of the projects in the State.