“Punjab offers Industry-friendly policy and best ecosystem for setting-up business” Capt. Amarinder Singh
Time has come that Punjab should become both Agricultural and Industrial State says Chief Minister Panjab
Overwhelming response by the industry leaders; Showed great interest to invest in Punjab during Chandigarh University Industry Meet with Chief Minister
Chandigarh, August 11, 2020: “Punjab is offering the best ecosystem which includes Single Window Clearance System, Cheapest Power, Skilled Talent and Infrastructure to welcome the industry in the state, which will result in generation of more job opportunities for our youth” said Capt. Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab. The Chief Minister was addressing to the group of industry leaders during the Chandigarh University Industry Meet (Virtual Meet). The theme of the Virtual Meet was “Revival of Economy in the post COVID-19 scenario”. Industry leaders showed great interest in investing in Punjab and take leverage of the Ease of Doing Business and Industry-friendly environment of the state during the Chandigarh University Industry Meet 2020. Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh assured the Industry to work in the direction of meeting the expectations of the corporate world and look into the resolutions of the problems if any.
Referring to some of the measures adopted by Government of Punjab to bring the economy back on track, Capt. Amarinder Singh said, “The government has already appointed a high-level committee under economist Montek Singh Ahluwalia to develop a medium- to long-term recovery strategy for the state from the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown”. Chief Minister patiently listened to the ideas and suggestions given by the corporate leaders representing the industry from different sectors.
Business leaders who was joined by Chief Minister during the Virtual Meet on Revival of Economy in the Post-COVID 19 scenario included Anubrata Biswas, MD & CEO, Airtel Payments Bank, Rahul Sharma, President, Amazon Web-services, India & South Asia, Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon, Shantanu Jha, CHRO, Cognizant Technologies, Arpinder Singh, Partner & Head, Ernst & Young, Rajeev Talwar, MD DLF Developers, Sanjeev Mehta, Chairman & MD, Hindustan Unilever, Rajeev Dubey, Principal Advisor, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ira Gupta, Head HR, Microsoft India, Anand Deshpande, Founder, Chairman & MD, Persistant Systems, Rekhi Singh, Founder CEO, R Systems International, Sameer Wadhwa, Senior Vice-President & Head HR, Samsung Electronics, Ashok Ramchandran, President & CEO, Schindler India, CP Gurnani, CEO & MD, Tech-Mahindra, Pavan Vaish, Head Central Operations, South Asia, Uber Technologies and Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, Volvo-Eicher Vehicles Ltd.
“It is remarkable that due to concussive and business friendly environment of Punjab, top industry has shown interest in coming to the state of Punjab and Chandigarh University will act as bridge between Government and Industry to felicitate the establishment of new industry in the state” said Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University. The University has the best of talent, world class infrastructure, research & incubation facilities which we have offered to the Industry and we will surely make Punjab the next Knowledge and Industry hub of the region, added Sandhu.
“With big corporate houses setting-up their units in Mohali, the city is emerging as the next education & technology hub of the region and this will largely benefit the youth of Punjab as new job opportunities will be generated for them” said Chief Minister. Capt. Amarinder Singh further added that, “Government is working to invite corporate to Punjab and has started Invest Punjab program 3 years back in 2017 and today the success of the Invest Punjab program can be checked on ground with more Rs. 65,000 crores worth of investment has already been done in the state with top notch companies setting-up their units”. The Chief Minister added, “Government is pushing industrial growth in the state with 3100 acres of 4 Industrial Parks coming-up in Punjab at Bathinda, Sangrur, Rajpura, Hoshiarpur which will work as integrated manufacturing clusters in different domains”.
Capt. Amarinder Singh said, “There was a time when India faced food shortage but our farmers stood up to the challenge and within 4 years, through green revolution Punjab richly contributed in making our country self-sufficient in food grains. Now it is the turn to bring technology revolution and once again Punjab will become the front-runner in this”. On the front of agriculture, CM Punjab said, “Punjab is doing great in the terms of crop-diversification as we have shifted from Paddy to Basmati which has great export opportunity. In addition we have increased the area under Cotton Production by 105 lakh acres this year and we are trying to move Punjab out to Paddy and Wheat belt”.
While talking on the healthcare sector, Capt Amarinder Singh said, “To improve the accessibility of quality medical education and healthcare in the state, three medical colleges will be functional at Mohali, Sangrur and Pathankot by the end of this year. In addition PGI Satellite center has started functioning at Bathinda while the other satellite center is coming-up in Firozpur”.