Comprehensive changes were being introduced by the Government to attract investment, generate employment and sort out problems faced by existing industries. “Government and industries need to forge a joint venture (JV) for ease of doing business,” said Shri Pravin Ramchandra Pote Patil, Honb’le Minister of State for Industries, Mining, Public Works while talking at the workshop on ‘Ease of doing business – Optimising results from Government initiatives for industries’ jointly organised by Vidarbha Indsutries Association (VIA), MIDC Industries Association (MIA) and Butibori Manufacturers Association (BMA) under JAC (Joint Action Committee) with active support of Joint Directorate of Industries on Sunday at VIA Hall.
He said that Government under the leadership of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis and Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi were working relentlessly to attract investment for the growth of the economy. Within a span of one and-half years revolutionary changes were brought at a very fast pace which has not happened since 66 years.
Initiatives like ‘Make in India’ and ‘Make in Maharashtra’ were organised which had resulted in successfully attracting Rs 8 lakh crore investment.
“Government under stands that to generate employment manufacturing needs to grow,” he said. Shri Patil said that he was still not satisfied with the measures taken by the Government till now. “Much more needs to be done. There is a need to bring down delays, number of NoCs, licenses, redtape, provisions, public interface,” he pointed out. Government was facing difficult challenges to boost economic growth.
For this, support from both Government officials and industries was required. They should work as partners and increase interactions. Industry should give their suggestions and feedback for ease of doing business. He said that the Government was monitoring results of the initiatives introduced and will take appropriate measures where there were loop holes. He said that the young generation was not willing to work as they have their own vision. They want to start industry with latest technology without employing a large number of employees. “New policy to address ease of doing business will have to introduce to attract young generation towards industry,” he added.
Capt CMRandhir, President of MIA gave the welcome address.
Joint director of Industries, Shri A P Dharmadhikari in his introductory remarks said entrepreneurs are not aware of the permissions to be sought for setting up a unit. So, they must go through the check list which is available on the website of Maitree Forum. The industries department of the State is guardian of reforms and the government wants to propagate these reforms, he asserted adding, “the help desk at via would sort out all the issues of investors and industries department. He gave presentation on basic concept of ease of doing business and parameters set by World Bank.
The floral welcome to Shri Pravin Pote Patil was presented by Shri Nitin Lonkar, President of BMA.
Shri S R Wagh, Chief Engineer of MIDC, Shri J B Sangitrao, Regional Officer, Ms Hema Deshpande, Regional Officer were presented on MIDC. Also, presentation on MSEDCL was given by Shri Prasad Reshme, Chief Engineer.
Presentation on Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health was given by Shri J M Motghare, Additional Director. Presentation on Weight and Measures was given by Shri RamAnuj, Dy Controller.
Presentation on LabourDepartmentwasgivenby R S Jadhav, Addl Labour Commissioner. Presentation on Town Planning was given by Shri N S Adhari, Addl Labour Commissioner. Presentation on NIT by Ms Sujata Kadu, Dy Director Town Planning. Presentation on Mining Department by Shri R H Gosawi, Mining Officer. Presentation on Collectorate by Shri Avinash Kathade, Dy Collector. Shri Atul Pande, President of Vidarbha Industries Association proposed the vote of thanks.
STATE GOVT DEPARTMENTS / CORPORATIONS / BOARDS
TAKE AWAY :
Regional Heads from the Departments stated above are expected to make a presentation on the various initiatives initiated by the respective Department / Agency. They would explain the Old Vs New processes and answer FAQs. Open forum shall offer good opportunity to interact and express practical difficulties, that shall form a ‘feed-back’ for further improvement by respective Govt Deptt. A compilation of changes brought in by these Govt agencies shall be given to each participant in a CD.