Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday met industry leaders, including Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, to give impetus to the 'Make in Maharashtra' initiative.
Besides Ambani, Bharat Forge chairman Baba Kalyani and Piramal Group chairman Ajay Piramal were part of the delegation, which met the Chief Minister and had detailed discussion on ways to increase the state growth rate and boost employment opportunities in Maharashtra, an official said after the meeting.
Fadnavis informed the industrialists about the measures taken by the BJP government to boost the industrial sector along with emphasis on job creation, the official said.
The top corporate honchos assured Fadnavis of cooperation in the 'Make in Maharashtra' initiative and spoke of the "positive atmosphere" in the state on the industrial front.
In the meeting, discussion was focused on current status and past trends of the manufacturing sector in Maharashtra, problems being faced by the sector in the state and measures required to be initiated to make Maharashtra the preferred investment destination for the industry.
While Maharashtra continues to be the preferred destination for Foreign Direct Investment and domestic investment across manufacturing and service sectors, the meeting was held to review the investment climate, including infrastructure, land, approval processes and the reforms in various laws that impact the manufacturing sector.
Fadnavis spoke of making the approval processes for industries more efficient and transparent and bringing them on a common e-platform.