Bengaluru: Himachal Pradesh Government held an Emerging Himachal Investors’ Meet led by Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister along with 15 senior state government officials at Bengaluru in Karnataka late Friday evening showcased the advantages that State had on offer including pro industry policy initiatives, tax incentives, availability of land, power, water, skilled labour, single window clearance among others.

Interacting with top industry leaders in Karnataka, the Chief Minister promote Himachal as a preferred investment destination and attract investments in the sectors like Tourism, Food Processing, IT & ITES, Pharmaceutical, Hydro power, Automobiles, Auto Components and Electronics manufacturing etc.

In his address, Chief Minister gave an open invitation to industries from Karnataka to invest in Himachal. He assured all possible support from government side. He said that the unique geo-physical features of Himachal Pradesh and its strategic location for meeting the demand of the northern markets and demographic features, offer a unique set of conditions for potential investors.

The objective of this meet was to broaden the base of our industries in our state, said the Chief Minister. Emphasizing on the advantage the State has to offer, he said that the development that has taken place so far would reveal the investment potentials in new areas as well where H.P has a definite comparative advantage.

Mukesh Agnihotri, Industries, Labour & Employment Minister, stressed on investment by invitation and assured to give all necessary clearances within 90 days strictly.

An interaction session was also held on the occasion and many queries of the investors were solved there and then.

V.C. Pharka, Additional Chief Secretary, Tarun Shridhar, Principal Secretary, Revenue, Dr. Shrikant Baldi, Principal Secretary, Finance & Taxation, S.K.B.S. Negi, Principal Secretary, Power, R.D. Dhiman, Principal Secretary, Industry & Labour, Rajinder Singh, Director, Industries, Rajinder Chauhan, Advisor, Industries, Mohan Chauhan, Director, Tourism were also present on the occasion.