Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday said the government would organise a mega investor’s meet at Dharamshala most likely in the month of February next year to showcase the state as potential investment destination for the entrepreneurs.
He also launched Him Pragati portal to fast track clearances and approvals of various developmental projects being effectively monitored by the Chief Minister’s office.
Thakur said the investor’s meet at Dharamshala would help in creating international and national visibility about state readiness to attract the investors. HP was well connected with upcoming Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor from Amritsar to Kolkata and five major potential state industrial corridors/hubs were situated very near to this corridor, he added.
He said this portal would ensure effective online monitoring system for fast clearance and approval of various developmental projects such as industries, tourism, power and other infrastructure projects. The investors and potential entrepreneurs could easily login to this portal and know the status of their projects.
While reviewing the investment targets in the state, CM said that in order to attract investment in the state, a high power committee would be constituted soon under his chairmanship and a subcommittee under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary.
Government would also review the existing industrial promotion policies in the state to make Himachal Pradesh a favourite destination for the investors.
Thakur said the state had comparative advantage for investment such as good governance, investor friendly environment, ease of doing business, power surplus State and skilled and talented human resources.