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Japanese company starts sanitaryware plant in India

Halol(Gujarat): With the provision of Rs 100cr to encourage small and medium enterprises-MSME across the state, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today assured to implement Laghu Udyog Protsahan Yojana (small industries’ encouragement scheme). She was inaugurating a sanitary ware plant of Toto India Industries Pvt. Ltd at Halol in Panchamahal. On this occasion, Smt. Patel also determined to make available employment opportunities to the youth by establishing such 1lakh new units during the upcoming three years as a part of this Protsahan Yojana. With the cooperation of Toto industries Japan, Mitsui Asia Pacific and Mitsui Company, the MOU of this mega plant which is to be established in Halol industrial estate at the cost of Rs 350 cr was concluded during Global Investors’ Summit 2011. More than 300 local youths have availed employment opportunities in this new plant of Toto industries. She rejoiced over Gujarat’s being one of the topmost destinations for global industrialists due to its industrial policies including the single window method that enables hassle-free permission for establishing industries in the state. She said that Gujarat has become an industry-friendly state by providing the best industrial milieu with the help of its best infrastructural facilities, 24hrs electricity, human force, health services, labour relations etc. Smt. Patel gave outlines regarding soon-to-be-opening Skill Development University, Sports University, and Central University nearby Vadodadara as these will enable the tribal youths of Halol-Kalol areas to avail employment opportunities in the local industrial estates. She said that for MSME industrial units, the state government will provide aid for the colonies and related facilities that are to be built by G.I.D.C and private developers. The state government will also provide a multi-storyed building for setting up small scale industries’ units in the unoccupied plots of G.I.D.C which are not auctioned. Moreover, considering the available plots of G.I.D.C, the government will also allot separate places for small industrial units. New colonies covering about 50 hectares will be built by G.I.D.C for micro small units as per requirements in the state and as a part of such schemes, the state government will also bear 50 % amount for micro small units to help get them sheds or plots in G.I.D.C at reasonable rates. The state government will also bear the same per cent of amount for micro small units in the case when their sheds covering 500sq feet are built by private developers, she added. She also gave details regarding to provide 50% aid when sheds are rented by MSME and all the more the fresh budget wherein Rs 244cr have been allotted for providing critical infrastructure across the industrial areas in the state. Smt. Anandiben Patel also gave information about a world class convention centre which is to be built at the cost of Rs 50 crores in Vadodara. Aiming at skilled human force, she emphasized to increase the numbers of KVKs in the state, starting new Government I.T.Is. with the capacity of 5200 seats and  in the urban areas to start new 19 I.T.I.s with the capacity of 3800 seats in each of talukas. She also announced to give tablets who have passed the six- month long computer trade course in I.T.I. Focusing upon Green-Clean Environment, Smt. Patel suggested discovering effective flushing technique that can mitigate wasting of water in toilets and similarly appealed to consult Japanese experts to utilize water purification plant for  recycle-reusing it in the urban areas.  Chief Minister appealed the industrial groups to participate in making Gujarat a Malnutrition-free state and also to play their part in a campaign to build toilet in every home run by the State Government. During the inauguration function, the Managing Director of Toto India Industries Pvt. Ltd welcomed all. The Japanese ambassador, extraordinary Mr. Yagi expressed his confidence over   Japan-India’s healthy relations in trade  and industrial investments. He said that for Japanese companies Gujarat has become a centre point and now as many as 60 companies are operating in the state and in days to come, it will cross over 100. He said that India’s hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Japan will develop relations between India-Japan-Gujarat. On this occasion the State Ministers Mr. Chhatrasinh Mori and Jaydrathsinh Parmar, MPs Ramsingbhai Rathwa and Prabhatsinh Chauhan, MLA Mr. Arvindsinh Rathod, District Panchayat President Smt. Rashmikaben and officials, pioneer industrialists and representatives of Toto Industries were present. Mr. Tanei, Chairman to Toto India Industries Pvt. Ltd thanked all.

About Sanjay Trivedi

Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He also served as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University.

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