Bhopal, 8 April 2021: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that it is my dream and resolve to lay a network of small, cottage and medium industries in the state. Only industries of this level can provide maximum employment opportunities. Employment is the basic foundation for the creation of Aatm-nirbhar Madhya Pradesh. The state government is always ready to help entrepreneurs. The objective behind the scheme ‘Start Your Business in Thirty Days’ is any person who wishes to establish his own enterprise should not face any problem. We aim at providing employment to one lakh people of the state every month. This way, we are constantly active towards providing employment to 12 lakh people in a year. Small, micro and medium industries support the state government in providing employment for people. Chief Minister Chouhan was addressing the state level virtual inauguration programme of 1891 micro, small and medium industries of the state under Mission Earth at Minto Hall.

New Collectorate building inaugurated at Khargone

Chief Minister Chouhan also inaugurated the new Collectorate building at Khargone in the programme. He said that the government offices used to operate in different buildings at different places in Khargone. With the formation of a new collectorate, all the offices will be set up in one building. It will be convenient for the public. Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Kamal Patel, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Science and Technology Minister Om Prakash Sakhlecha were present in the programme. Khajuraho MP and BJP state president V.D. Sharma also joined the programme virtually.

Endless possibilities of entrepreneurship and employment in infrastructure construction, agriculture and food processing

Chief Minister Chouhan said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the mantra of Aatm-nirbhar Bharat during the difficult times of Corona. Economy and employment are the main pillars in the roadmap developed for the creation of Aatm-nirbhar Madhya Pradesh in its implementation. The state has immense potential for creating entrepreneurship and employment opportunities in infrastructure construction, agriculture and food processing. The state government has provided all possible assistance to street vendors and self-help groups during the difficult times of Corona.

Youth of the state became job givers, not job seekers

Chief Minister Chouhan said that decision has been taken to launch a new Mukhya Mantri Udyam Kranti Yojana by repackaging old schemes to enhance self-employment opportunities for the youth. The contribution of MSMEs in the development of the state is as important as that of large industries. Recognizing the importance of this, a separate MSME Department has been set up in the state. My dream is that the youth of the state become job givers, not job seekers. This dream can only come true through small, cottage and medium industries.

Not getting sick due to Corona is the biggest service to the state

In view of the Corona infection, Chief Minister Chouhan appealed to all entrepreneurs to be cautious and vigilant. He said that not getting sick from Corona is the biggest service to the state. Chief Minister Chouhan said that while maintaining self-discipline to protect Corona, it is necessary to follow the guidelines of wearing masks, social distancing, frequent hand washing and also being alert, careful and responsible for the safety of your employees.

Employment to over 50 thousand people

Chief Minister Chouhan said that today is a historic day when 1891 units are being virtually launched in the state at a cost of Rs 4227 crores. These units will provide employment to more than 50 thousand people. Chief Minister Chouhan informed that 572 units have been established in the state by March 2021. In the next three months another 296 will be set up and one thousand 23 units in the next six months.

Establishment of industrial units will open new avenues of development in the state

Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Science and Technology, Om Prakash Sakhlecha said that the industry sector is witnessing technological change at a very fast pace. Necessary arrangements are being made in the state under the guidance of Chief Minister Chouhan to empower the industrial units of the state to meet global demands. Khajuraho MP and BJP State President V.D. Sharma said that the establishment of industrial units at such an extensive level will open new avenues of development in the state.

CM honours outstanding MSME units and startup operators

Chief Minister Chouhan honoured outstanding MSME units and startup operators of the state. He honoured Avnish Bansal of Mohini Health & Hygiene Limited Pithampur Dhar for remarkable work in manufacturing PPE kits and face masks in the Corona period and D.K. Kohli of D.K. Insulation Industries Bhopal for production of defence equipments. Startup Engineer Sushri Aditi Chaurasia of Babu IT Services Private Limited Indore, providing demand based technology specialists to organizations such as Google Ventures, Samsung and BYJUs, Narendra Jain of RackBank Data Centers Private Limited, Indore, Central India’s largest and only Carbon Neutral Hyper Scale Data Center and Nimesh Singh of Appointy India Bhopal, the only online scheduling company of the state were also honoured.

CM Chouhan interacts with entrepreneurs

Chief Minister Chouhan also had a virtual interaction with entrepreneurs of the state. Smt. Meenakshi Malav of Dirghayu Bhava based on honey and herbal products in Neemuch, Shri Praveen Gupta Director PP Bags manufacturing unit in Khargone Mahendra Pardhi, who runs a seed laac production unit in Balaghat, Smt. Muskan Rawlani, Director of pasta and bread manufacturing unit in Satna and Mohammad Shahzad Mansoori, owner of Azad Steel Furniture in Tikamgarh. Director MSME Bhaskar Lakshakar proposed the vote of thanks.