Ranchi, April 27 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Friday laid a foundation stone for 151 companies at the fourth groundbreaking ceremony of “Momentum Jharkhand” in Deoghar. These companies will invest Rs 2,700 crore in the state.
Speaking after laying the foundation stone in Deoghar of Jharkhand, the Chief Minister said: “Jharkhand will become a developed state of the country by 2020-2021. In the next 10 years, it will be developed at par with the developed countries.”
The state government had taken several steps to end poverty and generate jobs, he said. The condition of Jharkhand had changed in the last two years as businesses were now investing in the state, he added.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jharkhand on May 24 or 25. Rs 50,000 crore will be invested in the state the day Prime Minister will be here,” he said.
Das said that the Prime Minister would lay the foundation stones for Sindri factory, Adani ultra power plant in Godda, and for a plastic park and AIIMS in Deoghar.
A number of state ministers, Lok Sabha MPs and legislators were present at the foundation stone laying ceremony.
On Wednesday, Mines and Industries Secretary Sunil Barnawal had said that the Friday’s investment of Rs 2,700-crore investment would create nearly 10,000 direct and 25,000 indirect jobs in the state.
Through Momentum Jharkhand, Rs 8,800 crore had already been invested in the state, which would create around 60,000 direct and 1.75 lakh indirect jobs, he said.
Jharkhand had organised “Momentum Jharkhand: Global Investors’ Summit” in February 2017. The state had received investment proposals worth over Rs 3-lakh crore during the summit.