Uttarakhand investors’ summit: ‘New India’ best destination for investment, says Narendra Modi

On the inaugural day of Uttarakhand’s first-ever investors’ conclave – ‘Destination Uttarakhand Investors Summit 2018’ – Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the “New India” which has policies that allow businesses to grow and proliferate, was the “best destination to invest in”.

The prime minister, who inaugurated the two-day conclave on Sunday and addressed up to 1,500 Indian and foreign investors who had gathered in Dehradun, said the country currently has the “best atmosphere” for investors from the country and the world.

“Destination Uttarakhand” was a potential region for making investments in the “New India”, he said as he lauded Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat for organising the investors’ conclave.

Uttarakhand has an SEZ which is different from Special Economic Zone, he said. “Due to the river Ganga and the Himalayas, Uttarakhand is a Spiritual Eco Zone, which is much more powerful than the Special Economic Zone,” Modi said, adding that the state offered a complete package for tourism.

Projects like the all-weather Char Dham roads project, and Rishikesh-Karnaprayag railway line project, work in which is underway, will “hugely” benefit the state’s tourism sector, he said.

Mentioning the state’s potential of becoming an organic state, he said that work to explore the state’s potential in the field of organic farming has already begun.

During the speech, Modi extended “a s...

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