Will develop ‘Make in Nashik’ brand, assures Fadnavis


Mumbai: All necessary utilities and facilities will be provide to agriculture processing industries and other industries in Nashik and will develop ‘Make in Nashik’ brand along with ‘Make in Maharashtra’, assured Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

He was speaking during the two-day ‘Make in Nashik’ project, being organised by Nashik-based Nashik Industries and Manufacturers Association and Credai at Nehru science centre in Mumbai from yesterday.

District Guardian Minister Girish Mahajan, Minister of State for Rural Development Dada Bhuse, MP Hemant Godse, MLAs Devyani Pharande and Seema Hiray, Mayor Ranjana Bhansi, Additional Chief Secretary (industry) Sunil Porwal, Chief Executive Officer of MIDC Vijay Singhal and Nashik’s District Collector Radhakrishnan B were present.

The Chief Minister said that Nashik has a large number of agriculture processing industries. All required utilities and facilities will be given to them. There is huge scope for tourism business in Nashik city and district. All help will be provided for this business. Following Mumbai and Pune, industry investment has also huge scope in Nashik. Efforts will be made to bring large industrial projects in Nashik. Industrial development in Nashik will get momentum due to Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi expressway. Will provide land soon for MIDC for industrial development at Nashik, he assured.

Out of total FDI in India, 50% investment is made in Maharashtra. The State tops the country in FDI. India has the largest young population in the world. On the basis of the skills of these youths, we will make ‘Make in India’ concept of PM Narendra Modi successful. A separate meeting will be conducted for those points which will emerge in this 2-day ‘Make in Nashik’ project for industrial development of Nashik and will take efforts for success of ‘Make in Nashik’, the CM stated.

Will give whatever industries Nashik requires: Geete
“I have charge of 283 public sector enterprises of various ministries and 21 heavy industries run by government of India. We will discuss which enterprises and industries to bring to Nashik at Delhi. I will give industries which are required for Nashik, but office bearers of Nashik’s industrial associations should come to Delhi and hold discussions in the ministry,” stated Union Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete.

A 2-day event ‘Make in Nashik’ was inaugurated at Nehru science centre in Worli at Mumbai, yesterday by Union Minister Geete. As Geete had to return to Delhi, he made his address at the beginning during inauguration and left the event. Other Ministers were to attend the inauguration, but they could not attend it due to a cabinet meeting.

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu could not attend the programme due to bad health. Chief general manager of central railway D C Sharma was present on behalf of him. Sharma informed about how position of Nashik is important in various development schemes of railway.

MP Hemant Godse, MLC Sudhir Tambe, MLA Rahul Aher and MLA Devyani Pharande also expressed their views. Everyone praised ‘Make in Nashik’ project. NIMA president Harishankar Banerjee made the introductory speech, whereas District Collector Radhakrishnan B proposed the vote of thanks. A visual on Nashik’s abilities and opportunities was also shown. 

President of Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Shantanu Bhadkamkar, senior vice president Santosh Mandlecha, NICE chairman Vikram Sarda, AIMA chief Rajendra Ahire, NIWEC president Sandip Sonar, former Credai president Jitubhai Thakkar, Anant Rajegaonkar and office bearers and representatives of industry associations were also present.