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Chavan indicates Global economic recession for low investment


Land acquisition process for Mihan is on, CM assures adequate compensation is offered to the land owners  

CMNagpur: The global economic recession is badly affecting investments in the state and investors would become active as soon as it is over, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan said here today.

Reviewing the economic situation and investment scenario in Maharashtra with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) officials here, Chavan said that captains of the industry have demanded a review of the power tariff hike and the state government would soon initiate the process.

The government had reviewed investment commitments during the two day ‘Advantage Vidarbha’ conclave in February and some more investments are on the cards, Chavan told reporters here.

“The Container Corporation of India (Concor) had evinced interest in the Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (Mihan) project and land is being allocated,” he said.

On the Mihan front, Chavan said that the process of land acquisition is on and land was yet to be taken over from their owners. Adequate compensation had been announced, but unless the land acquisition process is complete, the government would have to wait.

He further said, “Today’s meeting with CII also reviewed the progress of Mihan, the National Manufacturing Zone and textile park, in the wake of new industrial policy. The industrialization of Vidarbha is a top priority, Chavan said, adding that today’s interaction with CII was part of a decision to hold such events for Vidarbha in Nagpur and for Marathwada region in Aurangabad.


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