New Delhi: Kerala is one of the most fast growing IT destinations in India. Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy said this while addressing a session on ‘Investment Opportunities in States’ at the 12th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) celebrations in New Delhi today. PBD is celebrated on 9th January every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India.
In his address, the Chief Minister said, “I am pleased to inform you that all the giant IT operators are now in Kerala and recently, TCS has decided to open their global training centre in Kerala. We are promoting the youth entrepreneurs by earmarking one percent of our budget estimate. This has resulted in the setting up of many start ups in Kerala. This dream, of turning Kerala’s youth from job seekers to job givers, is one of the most cherished goals and the State Government will take all necessary steps to turn this dream into a reality.”
“Kerala has invested heavily in education and enrichment of human resources. We are giving emphasis on health, higher education, infrastructure and information technology. It opens splendid avenues of opportunities. The Government of Kerala has undertaken several policy measures and incentives for attracting investors into the State. As a result, Kerala is becoming one of the most preferred investment destinations of the nation. The public private partnership route would offer attractive opportunities in Kerala for prospective investors and financiers and we welcome you in a wide range of activities. I invite you to join us in our socio-economic transformation as partners in progress”, CM added.
Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Chief Minister of Haryana; Shri Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat and Dr. Mukul Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya, also addressed the session. Union Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs, Shri Vayalar Ravi and Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, chaired the session.
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