Gujarat Encouraging SMEs And Job Creation In A Big Way: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani
Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr Vijaybhai Rupani said at FICCI's National Executive Committee Meeting that the state has been focussing in the Startups, SMEs and job creation in a major way.
"Gujaratis have excellent business acumen. And the contribution of the state in India's economy has been exceptional. The state's contribution in India's GDP stands at 7%. Moreover, Gujarat's stock market contribution is 30%. The numbers are the testimony to the fact that Gujarat provides ease of doing business," said Mr Rupani.
"While manufacturing is Gujarat's strength, the state government has been focusing on infrastructure development. Gujarat is also one of the 25 focus centres listed under the Make in India movement. Also, from 2012 to 2018, foreign investment has increased to $ 20 billion," he added.
Mr Rashesh Shah (President, FICCI), Mr Sandip Somany (President Elect, FICCI), Ms Sangeeta Reddy (Vice President, FICCI), Mr Pankaj Patel (Past President, FICCI), Mr Dilip Chenoy (Secretary General, FICCI) and Mr Rajiv Vastupal (Chairperson, FICCI Gujarat State Council), attended the interactive session among others.
Elaborating the state's efforts to boost the MSME sector, Mr Rupani said, "Gujarat is the backbone of the MSME sector. We have seen a whopping 41% growth in the sector. The state government is giving Rs. 1000 cr. as incentives apart from providing the best infrastructure. It is the surplus power and industrial peace that are making Gujarat one of the best places to do business. Gujarat, a policy-driven state, has in the true sense become a land of opportunities."
Speaking about FICCI, the chief minister said, "FICCI has always promoted human development along with industrial development. Also, the organization has constantly been a great support at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit and with the colossal event coming up in January 2019, we are looking forward to the same from them".
Mr Rashesh Shah, President, FICCI said, "Gujarat continues to grow with a focus on inclusive and sustainable development under the able leadership of Mr Vijaybhai Rupani. With the growth in every sector, Gujarat has become a truly vibrant state. With a thrust on infrastructure and industrial development in Gujarat, FICCI has also seen great progress and we're truly honoured to be partners of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit, which has become a benchmark for other states to emulate in terms of scale, participation, and business coordination."