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Gujarat’s rate of implementing projects lowest among States, says Assocham

Virendra Pandit Ahmedabad | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on September 03, 2013

Gujarat has recorded the lowest investment implementation rate among States, as only 46 per cent of the total investment projects are under implementation while the rest remained a non-starter as of March 2013, apex industry body Assocham said on Tuesday.

Haryana tops

“Of the total investment proposals worth over Rs 13.7 lakh crore attracted by Gujarat as of March 2013 from various public and private sources, about 54 per cent, worth over Rs 7.4 lakh crore, remained a non-starter,” according to an analysis of investments carried out by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). In Gujarat, over 40 per cent of investment projects are in the announcement stage alone while implementation of six per cent has been stalled due to various reasons and there is no information on about eight per cent of projects.

With 82 per cent of investment projects under implementation, Haryana has recorded the highest rate of implementation of investments amid industrialised states in India.

Jammu and Kashmir (81.4 per cent), Punjab (79 per cent), Assam (72 per cent) and Chhattisgarh (69 per cent) are amid the top five states that are currently witnessing a high rate of implementation of investments.

Recession

“A staggering 43 per cent of total investment projects worth a humongous Rs 52 lakh crore attracted by states across India remained non-starter as of March 2013, while over 34 per cent of these investments are stuck at the stage of announcement. Implementation of about six per cent of projects has been stalled and there is no information of the remaining (three per cent) projects,” said D.S. Rawat, Secretary-General, Assocham.

Across India, investments worth over Rs 69.5 lakh crore, or 57 per cent of the total investment proposals of over Rs 122 lakh crore were under implementation as of March 2013, suggesting that investments across states have been kept on hold owing to prevalence of global recessionary trends and slowdown of Indian economy which desperately needs investments.

The prevailing unstable external and internal economic conditions, high inflation, credit availability and its cost, along with a host of local problems like delays owing to land acquisition have been affecting the investment scenario in India.



Published on September 03, 2013
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