Invest in Rajasthan: Vasundhara Raje to Bengal businessmen
5 Dariya News
Kolkata , 21 Apr 2015
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday met businessmen from the West Bengal capital and invited them to invest in her state.Talking to the city's businessmen, who are mostly of Rajasthani origin, Raje said: "I am here today to invite you to see for yourself the opportunities in the state."She said that in the state's last business summit, Rajasthan concluded agreements worth a potential of Rs.1.77 lakh crore with investors.However, Rs.33,000-40,000 crore worth investments actually materialised and Japanese and Korean firms were actively participating in the state's industrialisation.Raje said automobiles, housing and infrastructure, power and renewable energy and tourism were among the focus areas where investments can be made."Solar power companies are directly dealing with farmers to use their land to set up solar panels. We can produce 25,000 MW of electricity and are at present looking for ways to do this," she said.The chief minister said her state was also keen to develop 6-7 enclaves in the haveli-dotted Shekhawati region as smart cities while preserving its cultural heritage and promoting the locations as tourism destinations."One of the key areas we are looking at is housing and we are also coming up with a new housing policy," she said.Raje also said businessmen from Kolkata can look for alternative uses of jute, and Rajasthan may help them in resurgence of this industry.