Maharashtra CM Devendra at US
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis seeking to revive US investment in Maharashtra during his 7 days Trip
Los Angeles, Jun 20, 2015
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- U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) Hosts an Interactive Luncheon with the Chief Minister of Maharashtra
- NYC NRI community at a Community Reception, ‘Maharashtra meets Manhattan.
- Meeting with NRI Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
- Attended the 17th Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal Convention at Los Angeles
Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra visited US for seven days trip from New York to LA to attract NRIs and private investors in the manufacturing, agriculture, aviation, engineering and IT. His first meeting was with USIBC and later with other investors.
New YORK: USIBC Hosts an Interactive Luncheon with the Chief Minister of Maharashtra
On June 29, U.S. industry executives from the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) met with the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis for a discussion about investment opportunities in the Maharashtra.
The Chief Minister addressed areas such as Maharashtra’s comparative edge as an investment destination, regulatory reform measures that have been undertaken by the government to promote ease of doing business in the state, and cultural dialogues that can enhance the bilateral relations between India and the United States.
“The Government has taken a variety of measures to promote ease of doing business in the state and we want to be viewed as a top destination for both domestic as well as international investments.” Chief Minister Fadnavis said. “Our Government is committed to providing a boost to both Make in India and Make in Maharashtra campaigns, provide business to both medium and small enterprises and create much-needed jobs. We invite investors from the United States to be a part of Maharashtra’s growth story.”
“Many of the companies have significant investments in the state. I have no hesitation in saying that the state has the potential to emerge as a high ranking state on the ease of doing business index,” Said CM. “The Council’s member companies have been encouraged by the ease of doing business in Maharashtra. USIBC and member companies look forward to participating in the state’s investment opportunities that will not only promote entrepreneurship, but also inclusive growth, positioning it as a model state both in India and globally.”
The event was also attended by companies and senior leaders from every major sector of business— Monsanto, Taj Hotels, HSBC, Caterpillar, Cargill, Johnson and Johnson, KPMG, Baker & McKenzie, Citi, New Silk Route and Pfizer.
The Chairman and CEO of Preferred Brands of Tasty Bite, Ashok Vasudevan said, “Tasty Bite has been operating in Maharashtra since the early 90’s and has become one of India’s largest exporter of prepared foods. The state is remarkably resilient due to its diversified base of industry that includes energy, agriculture, food processing, entertainment, engineering, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and financial services
The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) was established in 1975 at the request of the U.S. and Indian governments, the U.S.-India Business Council is the premier business advocacy organization, comprised of more than 300 top-tier U.S. and Indian companies advancing U.S.-India commercial ties. USIBC is the largest bilateral trade association in the United States, with liaison presence in New York, Silicon Valley, and New Delhi.
NYC NRI community at a Community Reception, ‘Maharashtra meets Manhattan.
The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis met NRI community at a Community Reception, called ‘Maharashtra meets Manhattan’. The reception in his honor was hosted by Friends of Maharashtra and Consulate General of India at the Taj Pierre in New York City.
“The success of NRIs here gives me immense pride. But now it’s time to give back,” said Maharashtra Chief Minister. “India was in a position to provide human resource to the entire world and the time to fulfill the dream of becoming the topmost nation of the world had arrived. 50% population is below the age of 25.”
“ ‘Make in Maharashtra’, his government has reduced the number of permissions from 148 to 20 to make Maharashtra investor friendly. He also spoke about different upcoming projects undertaken by him like coastal road, Mumbai-New Mumbai connecting road, and second international airport near Navi Mumbai, “ CM told NRI audience.”The projects of roads and bridges the government was contemplating would decongest entire Western Mumbai. He also spoke of the project to have 30 smart cities, each with a different theme and another project, an automobile hub in Aurangabad.
“I invite all of you and also all NRIs worldwide to invest in Maharashtra and assure you of my personal attention to your needs,” said CM.” I work 24/7 and is available 365 days of the year.”
Meeting with NRI Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
According to our NRI sources, Devendra Fadnavis had a meeting with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in Seattle.
Microsoft CEO NRI Satya Nadella will extend support for a digital village and smart city in the state. We had a productive meeting and insightful discussion, said CM
Meeting with Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Raymond Conner: He also met Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Raymond Conner and “discussed expansion of operations at MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) plant in Mihan, Nagpur.
Meeting with Amazon Web Services (AWS):
The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis also met Joe Minarik of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and briefed him about the state’s new IT policy. Amazon has shown keen interest in further dialogue for evaluating sites for India AWS Region and also for new investments.
Devendra Fadnavis attend the 17th Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal Convention at Los Angeles:
On July 04, Devendra Fadnavis attend the 17th Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal Convention at Los Angeles and greeted them in Marathi and said. “I appeal to each one to be part of Make in Maharashtra. It is no longer a slogan. It’s transforming into reality and there is no more red tape and a red carpet welcome to you .”
“Maharashtra, which has a rich and diverse culture, has several unexplored scenic tourist centres.” The chief minister said by mentioning the scenic coastal stretch, the mountains of Sahayadri, the places of pilgrimage and Ajanta and Ellora. “ Each of us must contribute to our janmabhoomi (birth place), karma bhoomi (work place) and matru bhoomi.”
CM offered 25 per cent discount on packages to those visiting the state through Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) to explore the state