DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Uttarakhand government has signed MoU for investment proposals in food processing sector in the state on Thursday. The M0U was signed between Secretary Agriculture D. Senthil Pandian and Managing Director of Ms. Rocket Riddhi-Siddhi Private Limited, Goregoan, Mumbai Rohit Marken in the presence of chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and state agriculture minister Subodh Uniyal.
Rohit Marken infomed the CM that the unit based in Rudrapur would be the biggest unit in India to produce starch from maize. The unit will use eight lakh tonnes of maize. Out of this 4 lakh tonne maize will be directly bought from farmers of Uttarakhand. This will also provide employment opportunities to large number of local people.
On this occasion, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ms. Azure Power India Jyoti Prakash Aggarwal presented a consent letter of Rs.21,000 crores investment in renewed energy sector to the Chief minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat. These investment proposals include manufacturing of solar panels, establishment of solar power plants at water reservoirs/dams, establishing solar roof top plants, gasification units for ‘Pirul’, establishing minor hydro-electric plants and large hydro-electric projects. These would provide employment to thousands of people.
Welcoming the investors in Uttarakhand, CM assured them that they will be provided favourable environment for investment in the state. Our initiative of organising Road Shows in various parts of India besides Thailand and Singapore has been appreciated by the entrepreneurs and we are receiving more than expected investment proposals. Adani Group has also agreed to invest Rs 1,000 crore in solar power sector. Chief Minister called upon the investors that they are welcome for the Investor Summit on 07 and 08 October in Dehradun.
On this occasion, Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Om Prakash, Principal Secretary Manisha Pawar, Secretary Power Radhika Jha, Secretary Tourism Dilip Jawalkar, Additional Secretary Dr. Ranjit Sinha and office bearers of industrial groups were present.