The Department of Industries, Government of Rajasthan in association with Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd organised the ‘14th elndia Innovation Summit Rajasthan’ on Wednesday in Jaipur.
With an aim to evoke discussions and deliberations on the holistic development of Rajasthan, especially in terms of its industrial policy, the Rajasthan Industries Department in association with Elets Technomedia, a media and research company in Asia and Middle East, organised the 14th elndia Innovation Summit Rajasthan.
The summit witnessed a confluence of key government officials from various departments of Rajasthan, industry experts, start-ups, entrepreneurs, global innovators, academia and the relevant stakeholders.
Today, Rajasthan is one of the finest growth platforms for innovations, entrepreneurs and industry. The capital city Jaipur is one of the top 10 cities in India ideal in terms of start-up ecosystem and investment. The State’s policies are also well focused on promoting entrepreneurs and innovators like start-ups, MSMEs and the promotion of Knowledge Economy including IT /ITeS.
“In the era of industrialisation, the deployment of AI, IoT and Machine Learning into the manufacturing sector is helping in the growth of Industry,” said Arvind Mayaram, Economic Advisor to Chief Minister, Government of Rajasthan.
“The discussions and deliberations on the Ease of Doing Business, investments and CSR, banking and finance for industrial development, strengthening local industries and MSMEs, urban, housing development and real estate, transport and infrastructure, PSUs for economic growth, IT innovations-based industries will definitely help in designing the new Industrial Policy of Rajasthan,” said Dr Subodh Agarwal, Additional Chief Secretary, Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of Rajasthan on the occasion. “We are bringing some major changes in the system and working on the new Industrial Policy.”
Govind Sharma, Advisor to Chief Minister, Government of Rajasthan, said, “The new Government in Rajasthan is planning a new industrial policy that focuses on attracting investments and generating employment simultaneously. Under the leadership of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, a new draft of the industrial policy is being prepared in Rajasthan.”
The Rajasthan Government’s Department of MSME carries the mandate to promote MSMEs, artisans, handloom and service sector in the State, said Alok, Principal Secretary, MSME, Government of Rajasthan on this occasion.
“The major sectors in which the MSMEs of Rajasthan are primarily involved include textile, apparel, engineering, ceramics, marble and Kota stone processing, chemical, food processing and IT services amongst others,” the Principal Secretary added.
“The new Industrial Policy of Rajasthan is committed to encourage investors with speedy and time bound approval processes, timely water and electricity supply, and effectively implement business reforms action plan,” said Dr Krishna Kant Pathak, Commissioner Industries & Secretary, CSR, Government of Rajasthan. “The policy envisions activating the single window system so that the works are done timely through online services.”
Speaking on this special occasion, Dr Ravi Gupta, Founder Publisher and CEO, Elets Technomedia and Editor-in-Chief eGov magazine, said: “eIndia Innovation Summit is one of the biggest summits of its kind in Rajasthan. Elets Technomedia has been organising eIndia Summit across the nations for last 14 years under the aegis of different State governments.”