Pro-industry policies helped Guj became leading mfg hub: Patel

 On the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ambitious 'Make in India' campaign, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel today said here that the state has emerged as the country's leading manufacturing hub and growth engine because of its "industry-friendly" policies.

Gandhinagar: On the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ambitious 'Make in India' campaign, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel today said here that the state has emerged as the country's leading manufacturing hub and growth engine because of its "industry-friendly" policies.

"Gujarat has emerged as the leading manufacturing hub and growth engine thanks to its industry-friendly policies and modern infrastructure," a release quoted Patel as saying.

Patel today kicked off a symbolic state-level version of the 'Make in India' drive from Gandhinagar.

"Gujarat is already a home to several manufacturing facilities set up by prominent industrial houses of Japan, China, Singapore and other nations, which have established Gujarat's identity as an auto hub in the automobile sector," the official release said.

Addressing a conference at Mahatma Mandir here, the state chief minister said Gujarat has an "inherent strength to rise to the occasion" (of 'Make in India').

"Gujarat has begun its contribution to the nationwide campaign to set up industries which will not only produce zero-defect products but also provide jobs to locals," the release quoted her as saying.

Patel said that success of 'Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors' Summit' has attracted investors from all over India and abroad to Gujarat.

On this occasion, the Chief Minister also listed details of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), Dholera Special Investment Region, Chemicals & Petrochemicals Industrial Region in this context.

She also expressed confidence that Gujarat would become front-runner in attracting investment for 'Make in India', the release said.

Patel was accompanied by Finance Minister Saurabh Patel, Chief Secretary Varesh Sinha, and CII's Kunjan Patel besides others.