Naya Raipur, Nov 2: Top guns of Indian industry Friday said they were keen to invest in Chhattisgarh, the land of opportunity.
Speaking on the first day of the two-day Global Investors Meet (GIM) in the state, being held in Naya Raipur, the new capital of this mineral-rich state, well known figures from Indian industry heaped praise on Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh.
Among the key figures at the GIM were Anil Agarwal of metal and mining major Vedanta Resources Plc, Naveen Jindal of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL), Prashant Ruia of the Essar Group, G.M. Rao of the infrastructure major GMR Group, SAIL chairman C.S. Verma, R.S. Goenka of Emami Group, Rajesh Adani of Adani Group, Arup Roy Choudhary of NTPC Ltd., Ramesh Agrawal of Dainik Bhaskar Group and Sandeep Jajodia of the Monnet Group.
Ambassadors of several countries and US Consul General Peter Haas also attended the summit.
“Chhattisgarh is a land of opportunity, it has huge investment potential and the state is on the fast track of development,” Vedanta Resources chief Anil Agarwal said in a brief speech.
Naveen Jindal said the investors’ meet was “an incredible event for credible Chhattisgarh”, leaving it to his audience to figure what he meant.
JSPL has a steel plant and a power plant in Raigarh district in the state.
Naveen Jindal said: “We have already invested Rs.25,000 crore in the state. We will bring in another Rs.50,000 crore.” He said Chhattisgarh was his place of work, and lauded the people of the state for being “peace-loving”.