Preparations are underway on a war-footing for the two-day Global
Investors Summit to be held at the World Heritage destination Khajuraho in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on October
22 and 23.
With confirmations already received of 23 MoUs, encompassing an
investment of Rs. 9,936 crore, to be signed at the Khajuraho
Global Investors Summit the Madhya Pradesh Government can hope to
realize its industrial potential.
Besides these, a total 28 MoUs worth Rs. 44,495 crore would be
inked during the summit. The most ambitious among the proposed
ventures is the one between the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor
Development Corporation and TRIFAC. This proposed project aimed at
the development of early bird projects and nodes alone is worth Rs.
The Bharatiya Janata Party ruled Madhya Pradesh Government is
expected receive an investment of a whopping Rs. 54,431 crore if
the already approved MoUs are clubbed with the proposed agreements
to be inked at the summit.
It may be mentioned here that Global Investors Summit is being
organized at Khajuraho for the second time after January 15-16,
2007. In the previous summit, MoUs worth Rs. 39,000 crore were
signed. It is expected that this time MoUs worth more than other
summits will be signed. Significantly, at the Indore Global
Investors' Summit, MoUs worth Rs. one lakh 20,000 crore were
The Khajuraho Summit is going to become the most ambitious and
prestigious programme this time for Madhya Pradesh. The
preparations for inviting investors from the country and abroad
were being made for the last one and a half years. With this
purpose, industry interactive sessions were organized at several
places in India as well as in foreign countries.
At these interactive sessions, the Chief Minister, the Industry
Minister and senior officers of the Madhya Pradesh government
apprised the investors and industrialists of the better
opportunities, available resources and feasibilities of setting up
industries in Madhya Pradesh. It is the result of these sessions
that 51 foreign investors have given their consent to attend the
Meanwhile, top industrialists of India have also agreed to attend
the summit including Anil Ambani, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Shashi
Ruia, Gautam Advani, Venu Gopal Dhoot, Subhash Chandra, Swati
Peeramal, Abhay Firodia, M.P. Oswal, Rajinder Gupta, Arun Nanda,
Salil Bhandari, Suresh Prabhu, Ravi Saran Sanghi, Baba M. Kalyani,
Ramesh Chandra Agrawal, Jaiprakash Gaur, Pramod Mittal and G.M.
Rao. Not only this but for the first time Union Ministers will
also take part in this programme.
It may be pointed out here that the Madhya Pradesh Government
under the leadership of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has
been making extensive efforts for attracting domestic as well as
foreign investors to the State. In the series, Chouhan had
undertaken a trip of Germany, Netherlands and Italy for
highlighting the Destination Madhya Pradesh initiative from June
13 to 23.
Meanwhile, the inaugural and concluding functions as well as all
the six sectoral sessions will be held at Hotel Clarks at
Khajuraho. All the necessary arrangements and infrastructure
development for smooth conduct of this ambitious programme are in
the final stages.
After the inauguration, the Chief Minister will hold a roundtable
meeting with prominent industrialists, which will be followed by
first sectoral session. The second sectoral session will be held
after the lunch where possibilities of investment in various
regions of Madhya Pradesh will be presented. This will be followed
by an open session where industrialists and investors will express
their views and the Chief Minister, the Industry Minister and
officers of the departments concerned with reply to queries. The
same day between 3 and 5 pm, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
will hold one-to-one meetings with industrialists and investors.
At 6 pm, industrialists and investors will attend the high tea
offered by the Chief Minister at Hotel Radisson. At 7 pm, Kumudini
Lakha and group will present a dance recital at Hotel Taj Chandela
following which the Chief Minister will host a dinner in honour of
the distinguished guests.
The concluding session of Global Investors Summit will be
organized on October 23 between 9 am to 12 noon. Besides the Chief
Ministers, Union ministers and prominent industrialists will
address the session. MoUs will be signed during both inaugural and
concluding session apart from during the one-to-one meetings with
the Chief Minister.
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