Raman Singh invites Tata Motors to invest in Chhattisgarh

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SummaryNoting that he had a fruitful meeting with Tata Motors vice-chairman Ravi Kant, Singh said, “We have asked them to come to Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has invited Tata Motors to invest in his state. Singh made the proposal on the sidelines of Pan-IIT Global Conference he attended in Kolkata on Saturday.

Noting that he had a fruitful meeting with Tata Motors vice-chairman Ravi Kant, Singh said, “We have asked them to come to Chhattisgarh. He has accepted our proposal.”

State government spokesperson N Baijendra Kumar told The Indian Express that Ravi Kant was keen to visit the state with his senior team to explore the investment climate in automobile sector. “We hope it will bring investment to the state,” he said.

Before the Investors’ Meet in Naya Raipur last month, the government had stated that it would not accept investment proposals in core sector like power, cement, and mining and instead invited firms to invest in areas like IT, agro-processing and real estate. Kumar said proposals of auto giants like Ashok Leyland are in the pipeline and the state should soon have a diversified bouquet of industries.

Singh also announced the plan to launch “Skill Gurukuls” to provide livelihood training to youths in the 10 Maoist-hit districts of the state on December 25. The Gurukuls will follow Livelihood College in Dantewada.

The college imparts skill training to local tribal youths in IT, hotel management and sewing. So far over 5,000 candidates have been placed in various companies across the country.

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