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Tata and Reliance keen to invest in Assam: Chandra Mohan Patwary

Assam industry minister, Chandra Mohan Patwary said that industrialist, Ratan Tata has shown keenness in investing in Assam.

Patwary is in Gujarat to participate in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit. The minister in a statement stated that he interacted with Ratan Tata and Mukesh Ambani on the inaugural day of the Global Summit.

He appraised them about the current conducive industrial environment in the State. The two industrialists showed keen interest and expressed their desire for investment in Assam.

Tata groups has diversified interest in Assam including interest in tea and hotel. Patwary said, “Assam, as the biggest economy in the North-East Region, has the potential of being the pivot of India’s Act East policy.

There is a large South-East Asian, Bangladesh and ASEAN market waiting to be accessed.” The minister said while addressing the business delegates on the ‘Assam State Seminar’ at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit.

He said, “It is time we look at Assam as a perfect business gateway and as the centre of the Indo-ASEAN partnership and interface. Central Government has paid major thrust in North East and Assam has been taking a lead in leveraging the Act East Policy. A separate department of Act East would be shortly created in the state.”

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