Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray to meet prominent industrialists on Tuesday

Our Bureau Maharashtra | Updated on January 07, 2020 Published on January 06, 2020

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray   -  PTI

Maharashtra aims to become a trillion-dollar economy by 2025

Uddhav Thackeray, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, will meet with prominent industrialists such as Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani, Anand Mahindra and Adi Godrej on Tuesday evening to discuss his vision for developing industries in the State.

It will be Thackeray's first-ever interaction with industry captains after taking over as the Chief Minister of the State. The meeting would be navigated by State Industries Minister Subhash Desai.

Other industrialist and businessmen such as Sajjan Jindal, Uday Kotak, Deepak Parekh, Gautam Singhania and Baba Kalyani have also been invited.

On Monday, a media statement issued by the Chief Minister’s office said that Maharashtra, through its well-developed economy, is among the largest contributors to India's GDP. The State hosts industries from almost all sectors.

The vision for Maharashtra is to become a trillion-dollar economy by 2025, contributing about one-fifth to the national economy, the statement said.

A former Secretary of State Industries Department told BusinessLine that in the last 20 years many incumbent Chief Ministers met industrialists, but such meetings have never yielded many fruits. They are just optics for the media and people at large. The real issue of faster land acquisition and the hurdles created by local politics and the land mafia is never discussed, the former Secretary said, adding, “The Industries Department claims that they have created a single window for clearances, but within that window, smaller windows have been created for more clearances.”

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Published on January 06, 2020
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