Need to raise jobs for youths, income of farmers - CM Yediyurappa in Davos

Davos (Switzerland), Jan 22 (IANS): Showcasing Karnataka at the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos in Switzerland, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa is eyeing global firms to create jobs through investment in the southern state, an official said on Wednesday.

In one-on-one meetings with global enterprises on the margins of the event, Yeddiyurappa said he was looking for investments in sectors that would help the state farmers and its rural economy, as the manufacturing and services sectors were doing better than the agriculture sector.

"We want investments in projects that will boost the state's economy, provide jobs to thousands of youths and raise incomes of lakhs of farmers and other rural folk," said Yediyurappa.

"The Chief Minister has urged global investors and multinationals to invest in Karnataka in sectors that will create more jobs in the state's rural and semi-urban areas," state Additional Secretary P. Ravikumar told IANS in an email from Davos.

A 10-member team from Karnataka is participating in the five-day WEF summit since Monday. It is part of the Indian delegation led by Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal.

The Chief Minister invited 2000 Watt company to invest in the state's agro-food processing and products for value addition and better remuneration to growers and farmers.

"The Swiss firm said it had technology and resources to invest in food clusters across rural areas where over 60 per cent of the state's 70-million population live," said the senior official.

Scientist and academician Andreas Binkert told the Chief Minister that his company (2000 Watt) would provide farm techniques to grow healthy food in the southern state and then market them after value addition.

2000 Watt's founding partner Madhav Bhagwat explained to the state delegation the concept of smart cities for improving the quality of people living in Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities across the state.

As an expert in carbon-neutral smart township development projects, Watt signed a pact with the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) in western Maharashtra.

Global auto major Volvo president Hanka Angwel also interacted with the Chief Minister and his delegation on the company's Indian subsidiary expansion at Hoskote near east Bengaluru.

Haryana's Gurugram-based ReNew Power expressed interest to set up solar power plants in the state's arid lands, especially in the northern districts like Kalaburagi, Koppal, Raichur and Vijayapura.

"We are planning to set up power storage batteries and gadgets to store power produced in excess of the state's demand," ReNew chief executive Samanth Sinha told Yediyurappa and sought speedy approvals for proposed businesses in the state.

"Global firms and investors told the state delegation to make land acquisition hassle-free by amending relevant laws, which are archaic and lead to delays," noted the senior official.

Assuring the investors of all help in ease-of-doing business, Yediyurappa told them that he was ready to go the extra mile to help them invest across the state sectors.

State Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar, Chief Secretary T.M. Vijayabhaskar, Additional Principal Secretary Industries Gourav Gupta and IT-BT Secretary V. Ramanareddy were present at the investors meet.




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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 23 2020

    Instead of his white Safari suit, I think it is better for him to wear this type of suit in Karnataka, so he looks like around 50 years.

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  • abdulla, india

    Thu, Jan 23 2020

    Health: Hospitals and Hospitality:
    Tools: Machinery: Equipment: Types of Furniture all related to these industries should be manufactured in India.

    Especially all Robotics.with AI..

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Thu, Jan 23 2020

    Before investing big amount in any countries, MNCs carry out research on social and economic condition of the country, they are going to invest. We all know, Social condition of our nation under BJP rule. No companies will invest in such conditions!

    Regarding economic condition, it is not worthy commenting. Even Godi media stopped self boasting now on Modis development!!!

    By the way, Yeddi looks dashing in Suit boot!!!

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  • moshu, mangaluru

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    It's a old line from Bharatiya "JUMLA" Party.

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    Our Youth Farmers are in Switzerland Davos

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  • AD, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    Honorable CM please tell that to our honourable PM

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  • Aloysius, Kinnigoli

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    Globally they talk about Youth,Employment,Farmers,Climate change and Global Warming bla,bla, bal.
    Here locally they only worried about NRC>>>>>>Detention centers>>>>>CAA oh!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    Did he have to go upto Davos to tell this ?

    His Boss in Delhi selling Pakoda too is a job, self employment.

    Please agree & decide between you two, before going to international level to discuss it.

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  • Narendra Kumar, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    A few years back the same narrative we heard...Skill India and Make in India...both are gone by the wind. Neither there is Skill nor the Make. All publicity stunt made and thousands of crores investments promised by the investors then but in reality what happened?. In a nut shell BJP is fooling people only by words in the name of development. Indians have lost all their savings or wealth after Chowkidaar promised moon or stars to the citizens just to diguise their hidden agenda's. Yeddiyurappa himself won't be there in his chair in a few months of time!!!.

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  • Stan, Udupi/Hyd

    Thu, Jan 23 2020

    How can you say no development? Aditya Rao used Digital India platform to design Make in India devise (explosives manufacturing)...

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    Our honorable CM's tie length looks little short..., still looks good...,

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  • John, Mangalore/London

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    Is it our real CM? unbelievable
    Looks handsome

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    Suit boot mein aya kanayya band bajane ko.....:) Yeddi in fully International style for the first time...:)

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    Modi talks only about Pakodas ...

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    And terrorists

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  • Pradeep, Bengaluru

    Thu, Jan 23 2020

    In the name of democracy and to keep everyone happy there should be a petition to make modi also talk about pork sorpotel.

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