Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government said on Tuesday that it has spent Rs 43.17 crore on Vibrant Gujarat Summit held here in mid-January this year.
On the second day of the Gujarat Assembly session here, Congress MLA Paresh Dhanani asked Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, who handles the Industries and Mines portfolio, to share details about total expenses incurred to organise the Summit.
In her written reply, Patel said that as on January 31, the state government had spent Rs 43.17 crore to host the event, adding that the figure of Rs 43.17 crore is not final since accounts are still being prepared.
These expenses were incurred for printing booklets, organising seminars, website maintenance, event management and other administrative works related to organising the Summit, the government said.
Bhiloda Congress MLA Anil Joshiara sought details about MoUs signed between the government and private enterprises during the Vibrant Summit of 2013 as well as Vibrant Summit of 2015. He also wanted to know the size of investments which were made during these two Summits.
Patel said that 17,719 Investment Intentions (IIs) were signed in 2013 while 21,304 IIs were approved in 2015.
She said that out of 17,719 IIs in 2013, 9,162 projects were implemented with an investment of more than Rs 74,000 crore, while 2,142 projects with proposed investment of Rs 42,000 crore are in the pipeline as on January 31, 2015.
Replying to two other questions related to previous editions of Vibrant Summits, Patel said that 8,380 MoUs were signed during Vibrant Summit of 2011, out of which 3,693 were implemented while 805 projects are in the pipeline.
In her reply about the progress of MoUs signed during the 2009 edition of Vibrant Summit, Patel said that out of a total 3,346 MoUs signed in 2009, 2,077 were implemented, while 344 are in the pipeline.