- Chief Minister made the announcement on the demand of industrialists: directed Collector to earmark land for this purpose
- Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel advised the industrialists to focus on skill development of localites, as the industries would be accepted if there is a possibility of employment for the local people
- Chief Minister inaugurated the new office building of District Industries and Trade Center
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that a wholesale corridor similar to that in Raipur will be built in Durg as well. Chief Minister made this announcement while addressing the inaugural programme of new office building of District Trade and Industry Center in Durg District Headquarters today. Chief Minister has directed Durg Collector to earmark the land for this purpose. Many public representatives including Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey, Urban Administration and Development Minister Dr. Shivkumar Dahria and Chairman of State Warehousing Corporation Arun Vora were also present in the program.
Mr. Baghel said that Durg is an industrial district, but Bhilai is the place recognized as the industrial center of the country. After the establishment of BSP, many industries were started in Bhilai. The industries here play a big role in development of Durg. In the intervening period, there was a period of privatization and the demand for workers declined, while the technology took over. BSP is like the backbone for industries of the state.
Chief Minister said that Durg district has also been a hub of vegetables and fruits. The farmers here are growing various crops that have demand in abroad as well. After several meetings and discussions with the industrialists, we have formulated our Industrial Policy for the state. We have carefullly handpicked the best aspects of the policies of other states as wel. During the COVID crisis, I kept meeting the representatives of various industrial organizations, learning about their grievances and resolving it. We adopted the policy of industrial expansion even in those areas of the state where there were hardly any industries, said Chief Minister. He said that there will be no NPA in this policy.