New FICCI President calls on Dr Jitendra, discusses plans for J&K, Northeast

NEW DELHI: Newly inducted National President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Rashesh Shah today called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy & Space, Dr Jitendra Singh and discussed business and investment plans for Jammu & Kashmir and Northeast.

Shah informed Dr Jitendra Singh that the FICCI has recently set up its own office at Jammu and it intends to expand its activities in the region. He requested the Union Minister to offer his patronage and support for promoting industrial and investment activity in and around Jammu.

FICCI President thanked Dr Jitendra Singh for his continued support in the past and hoped that in future also, he will provide opportunities to the business community to serve the society as per the requirements of contemporary Indian society.

Shah also referred to renewed focus on Northeast in the last three or four years ever since the Modi Government took over and said, the entire business community and business trade organizations across the country are now looking forward to the Northeast for unexplored avenues. He said, the business community is particularly interested in tourism and agriculture sector, which has immense potential in the region.

Dr Jitendra Singh suggested that FICCI should organize series of awareness programmes in the peripheral States of Jammu & Kashmir and Northeast to spread awareness both among the business community as well as consumers about the kind of investments and business ventures, most optimally suitable for each of the given regions. He particularly emphasized the need to promote young Start-Ups and young entrepreneurs from across the country to come forward and invest in these areas.

Shah told Dr Jitendra Singh that very soon, FICCI will come out with a comprehensive proposal and plan in the form of a written document which would be the road- map for the best possible investments and industry initiatives in the times to come. He said, the FICCI will always look forward to Dr Jitendra Singh for continued support, as in the past.


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