Rajasthan to hold roadshows to attract investment

With an aim to bring investment in the state, the Rajasthan government plans to hold 11 international and nine national roadshows in the coming months, officials said.

IANS| Updated: Mar 31, 2015, 08:58 AM IST

Jaipur: With an aim to bring investment in the state, the Rajasthan government plans to hold 11 international and nine national roadshows in the coming months, officials said.

"These roadshows will be held prior to Resurgent Rajasthan summit that is to be held in November this year," a state government official told a news agency.

The decision to conduct these shows was taken at a meeting held here on Monday to discuss preparations of the summit. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje presided over the meeting.

Raje, while addressing the meeting, said all the state government departments should prepare practical proposals which were in the interest of the state and could attract investors.

She asked her Cabinet ministers to coordinate with their respective ministries in the central government to bring in more investment. She also asked her colleagues to hold meetings and discussions with the union ministers in order to seek support for the summit.

Rajasthan chief secretary CS Rajan, during the meeting, said the embassies and the high commissioners of different countries where roadshows are proposed have been contacted and the final programme of the roadshows would be prepared soon.

He also informed about the progress of the proposed drafts of various new policies.

Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit is scheduled to be held in Jaipur on November 19-20, 2015 and it will have strategic conferences, panel discussions, round-table deliberations, presentations and one-on-one business meetings.

The summit will bring together investors from all over the world for interacting with policy makers, including the political leadership, government officials and, local business leaders on the investment environment and opportunities in Rajasthan.

First of all, the roadshows will be organised in Japan and Germany in the month of April.

"Besides these two countries, international level roadshows are being planned in the UK, South Korea, USA, Malaysia, Brazil, UAE, Israel, China and Netherlands as well," an official said.

Nationally, the roadshows will be organised in Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, Ludhiana, Hyderabad, Delhi, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Indore.