Momentum Jharkhand Summit 2017: In last two years, 72 mobile manufacturers have come in India, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

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New Delhi | Published: February 17, 2017 6:20:24 PM

Addressing the Momentum Jharkhand Global Investor's summit 2017, Union Minister of Law and justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad, today spoke about the development of the country.

Citing the importance of Income Tax payments, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that while the country has 125 crore people only 3.70 crore pay taxes. (PTI)Citing the importance of Income Tax payments, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that while the country has 125 crore people only 3.70 crore pay taxes. (PTI)

Addressing the Momentum Jharkhand Global Investor’s summit 2017, Union Minister of Law and justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad, today spoke about the development of the country. The Union Minister stated that 111 crore people in the country have Aadhar cards and also speaking on the digital growth of India, Prasad said that in the last two years 72 mobile manufacturers have come in India. Also citing the importance of Income Tax payments, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that while the country has 125 crore people only 3.70 crore pay taxes. He also spoke about the development of Jharkhand and said that the state is becoming digital by days.

Earlier, asserting that Jharkhand is of strategic importance to Adani Group, Adani Enterprises Managing Director Rajesh Adani said it will invest Rs 20,000 crore in the various sectors including investment of ultra mega power plant. Adani Power Jharkhand Ltd has signed MoU for setting up ultra mega power project in Godda district and construction will start later this year, he said. In the renewal energy sector, Adani said, the group will set up 500 mw solar power project of Rs 3,000 crore. The group will invest Rs 700 crore in coal block mining, he said, adding that the company intends to set up integrated fertiliser complex.

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Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi exuded confidence that ‘Momentum Jharkhand Global Investors’ Summit 2017′ will create several opportunities for people of the state and “give wings to their aspirations”.

“Best wishes for @InvestJharkhand. May the deliberations in this Summit lead to fruitful outcomes that contribute to Jharkhand’s growth,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet.

In another tweet, Modi said that skills and determination of people of Jharkhand and proactive efforts of the state government are bringing record development in the state.

“Investment generated from @InvestJharkhand will create several opportunities for people of the state and give wings to their aspirations,” the Prime Minister added.

The two-day summit, which started today, is being attended by about 6,200 delegates. The summit’s partner countries are Japan, Czech Republic, Tunisia and Mongolia.

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