Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Sunday that state would unveil a new industrial policy soon to give spurt to business and industries.
Baghel was addressing the felicitation programme organised on Sunday by ‘Sakal Jain Samaj’ organised at Jainam Manas Bhawan, Raipur.
He heaped praise on Jain community for its contribution to country’s economy and its growth. He said that agriculture, horticulture and forest produce based industries were on top of government’s agenda.
Baghel reiterated that the new Congress government had taken the decision of waiving of farmers’ loan. He said that government had procured farmers paddy at Rs 2500 per quintal.
Rs Rs Intention of government is to establish agro-based industries in the villages. To promote it, all types of assistance and cooperation will be given,’’ Baghel announced.
He said, “value addition based industries can generate employment for local residents like Bastar which has excess of ‘chirounji’, tamarind, bamboo and others. Sarguja, Jashpur, Kondagaon areas can have maize processing plant. This will further boost village economy.”
On paddy production, Chief Minister said, earlier Punjab and Tamil Nadu did not have much paddy production but now scenario has changed. So, possibility of converting additional production as bio-fuel will provide farmers the right value and benefit industrial growth.
Baghel said mixing ethanol by 10% in petrol is permitted but only 4% is being mixed which provides option of 6% more addition.