Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today urged US investors to take part in the Global Investors Summit (GIS) to be held in Indore in October.
The chief minister, who met US Ambassador to India Richard Verma, also requested US to become the partner country for the three-day summit starting October 21.
“GIS is going to be held in Indore from October 21-23. US investors have been extended invitation for it. The two countries share ideological similarities on the issue of terrorism and climate change.
“Besides, the two nations have become closer and therefore, Chouhan requested America to take part in the summit as partner country,” an official release said.
Chouhan informed the visiting envoy that a decade ago, Madhya Pradesh was counted among the backward states but today its growth rate is in double-digits.
Madhya Pradesh has set a target to irrigate 60 lakh hectares and conserved small and big water bodies in an effective manner which has positive impact on agriculture.
He added that people in the state work in harmony and cited the example of the just concluded month-long Simhastha Kumbh Mela in which nearly eight crore people participated, the statement said.
Chouhan also informed him that the state is establishing a ‘Happiness Ministry’ which will work on measures to keep people happy.
Verma said the ties between the two countries have become stronger and both want to grow in every area together, it said.
He praised the state for progress made in social and economic spheres and added that there are immense possibilities for working in clean and green energy sector.
On this, the Chief Minister informed him that the world’s largest solar power plant is being established in Rewa with an installed capacity of 750 MW. It will be operational in next two years.
Besides, Asia’s biggest solar energy plant of 135 MW capacity is already established in Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh.
Chouhan added that the state government has formulated a policy for investment in defence sector, the release said.