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Raipur, Jun 06: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said that the state government will make every effort to solve the problems of traders. Simplification of the tax process is essential for providing facilities to the traders through which trade-business can flourish. He said that the state government will also consult with representatives of Chamber of Commerce if needed for tax simplification. The Chief Minister said that traders have the right to do business with respect. Chief Minister was addressing the 60th Annual Conference of Chhattisgarh Chamber of Commerce and Industries held in Deendayal Upadhyaya Auditorium, Raipur, on Thursday.
The Chief Minister said that the state government did the first thing to put money in the pockets of the farmers. Farmers’ debt were waived off. Paddy was purchased at a rate of Rs 2500 per quintal. With the flow of money to the farmers, trade and business are doing well in the state. Chhattisgarh is only state throughout the country where automobile sector has the highest growth rate. The state has witnessed biggest sale of motorcycles, harvesters and tractors. Since January, the automobile sector is showing negative growth in other states. The automobile sector has the highest growth rate of 36 percent in Chhattisgarh. In the program, State Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, Urban Development Minister, Dr. Shiv Kumar Deharia, MLA Mr. Kuldeep Juneja and Brij Mohan Agarwal, the newly elected Lok Sabha MP Mr. Sunil Soni, Mr. Pramod Dubey, Mayor of Municipal Corporation Raipur, former MLA Mr. Srichand Sundarani, former Mayor Mrs Kiranmayee Nayak was present as special guest. On the occasion, the Chief Minister felicitated 29 members and office bearers for their outstanding contribution in Chamber’s activities and development. Chief Minister said that there is wide potential for small forest produce and agricultural based industries in the state. He urged from the members of Chamber to set up small forest species and agriculture related industries and said that due to such industries, employment opportunities will increase and business will also grow. He told that Maize processing unit is being set up in Kondagaon. Similarly, rice-based industries should also be set up here. He said that adequate funds are being provided for ongoing construction work in the state. He said that the amount of Rs 15000 given under girl marriage scheme has been increased to Rs 25000. In the past, the scheme was being managed by the Department of Women and Child Development and Labour Department. For this reason many beneficiaries were taking advantage of this scheme from both departments. To prevent this, the girl marriage scheme will now be managed by the Women and Child Development Department. The program was also addressed by the Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, Urban Development Minister Dr. Shiv Kumar Deharia, MLA Brij Mohan Agarwal, newly elected Lok Sabha MP Mr. Sunil Soni, RMC Mayor Pramod Dubey and former MLA Srichand Sundarani.
The welcome speech was delivered by Chhattisgarh Chamber of Commerce and Industries President Mr Jain Jitendra Barlota address. On this occasion, many office bearers and members of the Chamber including Mr. Puranlal Agarwal and Khoobchand Parekh, Chamber General Secretary Lalchand Gulwani and Treasurer Prakash Agarwal were present on this occasion.
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