Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani announced that the Saurashtra region has become a hub of the MSME sector. “The people of Saurashtra with their hardworking and entrepreneurship quirks have created a unique niche for themselves in the global business map.”
The Chief Minister was speaking at inaugural function at the opening of 3-day long ‘Zalawad Mega Exhibition‘, organized by Zalawad Federation of Trade & Industries at Surendranagar city in Saurashtra region.
Mr. Rupani further stated that Rajkot for ball bearings, Jamnagar for brass parts, Surendranagar for ginning and spinning and Bhavnagar for shipping and breaking industries with their respective competence have made Saurashtra region as the hub of MSME sector.
He further added that the state government is determined to open up new employment opportunities in the MSME sector and therefore many laws have been simplified. In addition to this, the state government has made an agreement with the Bank of Baroda for easy bank loans for a project of investment up to Rs 5 crore for the MSME entrepreneurs.
The state government is also determined for the growth of salt industry located at Kharaghoda zone in Patdi area of Surendranagar district, Mr. Rupani further added.
Those who spoke on the occasion included, Mr. Raj Modi, Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry Department, Government of Zimbabwe; Brahmvihari Swami of BAPS, Mr. I K Jadeja – Working Chairman of ‘Swarnim Gujarat 50-Points Implementation Committee; Mr. Balwantsinh Rajput – Chairman of GIDC; Mr. Shankarbhai Dalwadi – Chairman of Gujarat State Handloom and Handicrafts Corporation; Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Mr. Shambhuprasad Tundiya, MSME Foreign Director Mr. K. S. Shah and others.
The event was also graced by Member of Parliament Dr. Mahendra Munjpara, MLA Mr. Dhanjibhai Patel, Nagarpalika President Mr. Vipin Toliya, DDO Mr. Rajesh Kumar Rajyaguru, Sursagar Dairy Chairman Mr. Bababhai Sabhad, and others.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat