‘Make in India’ happening in Karnataka: Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru, Jan 7 (IANS) Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said that Make in India is happening in Karnataka, citing the investments the state has attracted.

Speaking at an event here, the chief minister said: “During the last two years, we have approved more than 450 projects bringing in investments of around Rs.1.21 lakh crore and generating 2.44 lakh employment opportunities, but much more needs to be done.”

“Shell, Tata Power SED, Bosch, Scania many others have made investments and capacity expansions. All of them will Make in Karnataka – for India and the world,” he said.

Other investments cited by the chief minister include Honda’ two wheeler manufacturing plant in Narasapura, Asian Paints paint manufacturing plant in Mysuru, GlaxoSmithKline manufacturing unit, HAL copter unit in Tumkur and Toyota’s expanding operations in Hassan.

He said 90 percent of the $500 million worth of components sourced by Air Bus for its aircraft A 330, A 350 and A 380 are supplied by Karnataka based companies.

Siddaramaiah said he entrusted Industries Minister R.V. Deshpande to personally look into the ‘ease of doing business’ initiative.

“Our focus at all times is to ensure economic growth so as to improve the lives of each and every person in the State. Through Invest Karnataka-2016, we want to convey and reiterate the same message,” he added.

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