The Chhattisgarh government inked memorandum of understanding (MoUs) with as many as seven companies across varied sectors, officials said here.

An official spokesperson said :

The MoUs were signed with seven major companies in the presence of Chief Minister Raman Singh at his official residence. States Department of Commerce & Industries Secretary Subodh Kumar Singh signed the MoUs on behalf of the state government with the representatives of companies.

An investment of Rs 236 crore would be attracted by these aggrements across electronics, food processing, engineering and coal value addition sectors, besides generating employment opportunities for over 2000 youths in the state.

Honerable Chief Minister said :

“The MoUs signed today would prove beneficial in the direction of implementing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India vision.”

The official apprised one MoU each was signed with SDSL Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Ligero Electronics Pvt. Ltd., and Beesons for investment in electronics sector.

LED manufacturing units will be established by these companies in EMC (Electronic Manufacturing Cluster) at Naya Raipur and this would an investment of Rs 56 crore in the state he added.

He further said :

“These projects would employ highly qualified professionals and highly skilled manpower in the state. The project is a fervent endeavour to bring the enabling electronics manufacturing ecosystem in Chhattisgarh.”

An addition investment of Rs 25 crore would come from Asquare Food & Beverages Pvt. Ltd. in food processing sector to establish a spice processing plant in Chhattisgarh.

4 MTPA capacity coal washery unit in Korba will be setup which will be managed by Nakoda Group. The land allotment of the same is already in process by CSIDC (Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation).

An MoU was also inked with APL Apollo Tubes Pvt. Ltd. and (a subsidiary of Sudesh Group) which will set up ERW galvanised and pre-galvanised steel tubes and hollow sections

While another MoU was signed with Tirumala Balaji Smelters Pvt. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Rungta Industries) to manufacture railway engineering products in Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh Industries Minister Amar Agrawal, state Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand, Principle Secretary to the Chief Minister Aman Kumar Singh among other officials were present on the occasion.

Source : India Today