News18's Rising India Summit: Manohar Lal Khattar hails Haryana's improvement in ease of doing business

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, speaking at News18's Rising India Summit, said that the state government has made major progress in terms of ease doing business.

FP Staff March 16, 2018 20:20:37 IST
News18's Rising India Summit: Manohar Lal Khattar hails Haryana's improvement in ease of doing business

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, speaking at News18's Rising India Summit, said that the state government has made major progress in terms of ease doing business, improving its rank from 14 in 2014 to 2 now.

"If there is ease of doing business, then business will definitely come to a state," Khattar said.

Khattar also spoke about his government's efforts to boost the agriculture sector, saying that it has now created a Kisan Kalyan Authority for this purpose.

News18s Rising India Summit Manohar Lal Khattar hails Haryanas improvement in ease of doing business

Chief ministers of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh at the News18 event. News18

The Haryana chief minister also touched upon the issue of reservations. The state has seen vociferous agitations from the influential Jat community seeking quotas. Khattar said, "There are some sections of society that needed to be uplifted by reservation. But over time, reservation became a trend and lead to vote bank politics. Therefore, reservation is an issue that needs debate and discussion."

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, too, spoke on the agrarian situation in the state, in a context where the state has been large-scale farmer protests. Chouhan claimed that 40 lakh hectares of land are under irrigation at present.

Chouhan further said, "It is not only agriculture that is important. The Skill Development Mission is a major target set by the prime minister." He has claimed that Madhya Pradesh is creating 7.5 lakh new jobs every year.

Jai Ram Thakur, the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, speaking at the summit said, "From the perspective of tourism, Himachal Pradesh has huge potential."

While Thakur admitted that connectivity is an issue in the hill state, he said, "I must thank the prime minister and (Union minister for highways) Nitin Gadkari for the National Highway Project, which will improve the situation."

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