CM Raman lauds CII to assist in development of aspiring districts

He said that if this association of industrial organizations is offering to work for betterment of poor and forest dwellers of such districts, it is a good sign. Chief Minister was addressing the convention of CII members today

Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has welcomed the proposal of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to work with State Government for development of 10 aspiring districts of Chhattisgarh.

He said that if this association of industrial organizations is offering to work for betterment of poor and forest dwellers of such districts, it is a good sign. Chief Minister was addressing the convention of CII members today.

He said that State Government is working for development of backward districts with coordination of Central and State schemes, utilizing District Mineral Fund and CSR funds of various public undertakings. CII can contribute in development of education, health, drinking water, cleanliness, electricity and infrastructural development and livelihood sectors.

Dr Singh informed in the convention that Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh is a leading and model district for development works in 115 aspiring districts of the country. This is the reason why Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi had come on visit to Bijapur. Dr Singh also talked about Dantewada, Sukma and Bijapur’s education city.

He said that education facility like for children of tribal region is not available even in developed districts of the state. He also welcomed CII’s Central Committee’s decision to study the development model of Dantewada. At the convention, Dr Singh invited members of the committee for tour to Dantewada district.

In his address to the convention, Dr Singh threw light on the development journey of Chhattisgarh in last 18 years and the initiatives-decisions taken by the state government for public welfare. He also highlighted the pro-industrial policies, facilities and resources provided by Chhattisgarh Government for industrial development of the state.

On the occasion, Chairman of CII Eastern Region Ms Jagi Mangat Pandya, Chairman of Western Region Mr Piruj Khambata, Vice-Chairman of Eastern Region Mr. CS Ghosh, Chairman of CII Chhattisgarh chapter Mr. Pankaj Sarda, Vice-Chairman Mr. Narendra Goyal, CII Triveni Water Institute Executive Director Mr. Kapil Narula and representatives of various industrial associations were also present.

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