Maharashtra has 169 mega projects in pipeline
The Maharashtra state has 169 mega projects worth of Rs1.4 lakh crore in pipeline, said Rajendra Darda, Minister for Industries, Employment & Self Employment, Government of Maharashtra while addressing captains of Indian industry at the CII Maharashtra Annual Day in Mumbai, which focused on Roadmap for Sustainable Development.
He further added that the state has 54 approved SEZs, highest in the country, which will result in projects worth Rs52,000 crore. He said that the government is determined to increase the power generation capacity. “Despite bottlenecks in the infrastructure development projects, we have power projects under implementation with the generation capacity of 10,000 MW. Besides, the ambitious Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor would also help the state to grow tremendously,” he added.
He informed the gathering that the state has recently received confirmation from the Japanese government on its plans of setting up a project in the state. “The project aims at transforming the Brown Fields to Green Fields and Maharashtra is the only state to receive this project along with Gujarat and Haryana. The state has initiated Udyog Setu, a program providing interaction between industries and government for better planning, investment and implementation of projects. Udyog Setu has been implemented in Thane and Nagpur and 12 more districts would be covered shortly,” Darda said.
Banmali Agrawala, Immediate Past Chairman, CII Western Region and Executive Director – Strategy & Business Development, The Tata Power Co Ltd in his address said, “The state government should broaden its vision on infrastructure. By the time one infrastructure project is over, the increased demand already surpasses the capacity. Besides for the infrastructure projects, the government should also ensure timely land acquisitions.”