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Experts stressed on the optimum utilization of dimensional stones in construction instead of RCC structures at the begining of the two-day Global Stone Technology Forum in Rajasthan. All the speakers including chairman of C-DOS Sunil Arora and Vice chairman Ashok Dhoot suggested ways and means for the efficient use of stone slurry.
They also stressed on the maximizing the use of dimensional stone so that longevity of the buildings can be increased. They cited examples of architectural wonders like Red Fort and Taj Mahal which are still intact because of enormous use of stones. “RCC structures can’t survice for long,” they stressed.
The state government is planning to bring in a law for single window provision in the state. Speaking at the inaugural function of the two-day Global Stone Technology Forum, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot mooted the provision of single window system for the industrial investment in the state.
Addressing a gathering of 136 leading architects from across the globe, industries minister Rajendra Pareek elaborated the single window system. He said that the system will prove to be a milestone in the industrial environment of the state. “With this system in place, industrialists would have one-stop solution. We are planning to design a system in which industrialists can have all the clearances and formalities in 21 days. Apart from that all the related forms will be simplified,” he said.
Pareek said that the industrial investment atmosphere has improved tremendously within last one year. It can be attributed to improvement in law and order, more availability of electricity and increase in road connectivity. There are investment proposals worth Rs60,000 crores with the state which are likely to generate tremendous employment opportunities.

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