Indore: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government will emphasize on creating more job opportunities in the state during the three-day-long Global Investors' Meet beginning here from October 28.
"In the last investors' meet the focus was mainly on the power sector but this time the emphasis will be on industries which create more employment opportunities," the chief minister told reporters after reviewing preparations for the Global Investors' Meet.
Despite economic slowdown, the investors have given enthusiastic response to Madhya Pradesh, he claimed.
Representatives from 21 nations including U S, Australia, Japan, Singapore, U K, Germany and Finland will take part in the meet. He said that the state government would encourage them to invest in renewable energy, infotech, agri-based industries, logistics, warehousing, health, technical education, textile, automobile and tourism.
Answering a question, Chouhan said that his government will not permit foreign direct investment (FDI) in those areas which directly affect retail and small businesses. "But we welcome FDI in other areas in the state," he clarified.
He also informed that in order to improve industrial infrastructure in the state, Rs 700 crore would be invested in existing industrial areas and the government will also create 27 new industrial areas in the state.


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