Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Government will provide all facilities to industries which will give employment to local residents of the State. He was addressing the unveiling program of Sagar Textile Manufacturing Private Limited’s new investment project costing Rs 1,070 crore at Tamot in Gauharganj tehsil of Raisen district on Thursday.
Chouhan said that today Madhya Pradesh is one of the 10 leading states in textile industry. We are trying our best to reach the top position in the State. Presently, the textile products of Madhya Pradesh are being exported to different countries of the world and have also made their own identity. Chief Minister said that more than three thousand youth of the State would get direct employment and a large number of citizens would get indirect employment from the industry started in Tamot. With the coming of this project, there will be all-round development of the area. He said that his entire focus is on providing employment to the youth. In the next one year, a campaign is underway to link one lakh government jobs and about 2 lakh youth to self-employment every month. The Chief Minister also praised the Sagar Group for employing 60 per cent of women workers and making the campus drug-free. Chouhan said that due to the construction of Ratapani Dam, this area is continuously developing. The demands placed by the local public representatives for the development of the area will be fulfilled soon.
He said that the State is moving ahead in agriculture. The State ranks first in the country in many products like wheat, pulses and oilseeds. Employment opportunities have also increased in agriculture. In view of the increasing population, it is necessary to make efforts in investment and other sectors to increase employment. Investment is being increased in all the areas of the State. In this sequence, Global Investors Summit and Pravasi Bharatiya Sammelan is being organised in Indore in January 2023. It will involve big industrialists from many countries. ITIs have been established in the state to provide employment to the youth in big industries. He said that the memories of my childhood are associated with Tamot area. This area has been my maternal home, I have been here for months. He said that it is the priority of the Government to provide maximum employment opportunities to the youth of the state. New investments are constantly being brought in the state. He told that on Wednesday I was in Panna, today I am in Tamot and tomorrow I will start new investment in Pithampur, industrial area of Dhar.
Chouhan said that by running a campaign against drug addiction, youth have to be connected to a happy and prosperous life by connecting them with employment. Addiction is the root of destruction. A campaign has been launched against this, in which hookah lounges have also been demolished by taking massive action. The campaign is still on.
Industrial Policy and Investment Promotion Minister Rajvardhan Singh Dattigaon said that many youths would get employment with the start of the new textile project. Along with this there will be all-round development of the area. A decision will be taken soon on the demand of the industry to supply water from Ratapani Dam and reduce the cost of land. World class technology and skilled staff have been deployed in the project.
MLA Surendra Patwa demanded to open the plastic park located near Tamot to the public. This textile industry will also be helpful in the development of the state. Chief Minister Chouhan also inspected the newly-constructed textile unit. The fabric manufactured in it will be exported to more than 20 countries. Initially, the Chief Minister planted a Parijat sapling after kanya-pujan. Co-operatives and Public Service Management Minister and Minister in charge of Raisen district Dr Arvind Bhadauria, Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Prabhuram Choudhary, Vidisha MP Ramakant Bhargava, Silvani MLA Rampal Singh, District Panchayat President Yashwant Meena and public representatives, officers and employees including John Kingsley, MD, MPIDC and MD of Sagar Group of Industries were present.