Bengaluru – Bihar government's Department of Industries conducted the Bihar Business Connect, Investors Summit in Bengaluru to promote investment opportunities within the state. The event saw participation from stakeholders representing around 50 notable companies including Britannia, IBM, UST Global, Synopsis, Shahi Exports, Gokuldas, Raymond and Arvind Lifestyle among others.
According to senior officials, the summit was attended by delegates from major industry associations including the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI) and The National Association of Software & Service Companies (NASSCOM).
Along with the Industry Minister of Bihar Samir Kumar Mahaseth and Director Industries Pankaj Dixit, senior government officials participated in the programme.
In his address, Mahaseth emphasised Bihar's significant progress over the years and its focus on the growth of women entrepreneurs. He also mentioned the state government's efforts to liaise with banks and financial institutions to ensure the overall growth of the industrial sector.
“The Govt. of Bihar is also continuously trying to liaison with banks & financial institutions to ensure overall growth of the industrial sector of Bihar. We would like to extend a grand welcome to the investors, their friends & families to come and invest in Bihar,” Mahaseth said.
While sharing his views director industries Dixt urged the aspirational investors to come to Bihar and experience a change in perception and then decide whether to invest in Bihar.
“Your overwhelming response is a testament to the immense potential and opportunities that Bihar offers to the business community. We look forward to forging enduring partnerships that will contribute to the growth and prosperity of the state,” said Dixit.
“We urge the aspirational investors to come to Bihar and experience a change in perception and then decide whether to invest in Bihar,” he said.
Government of Bihar has been try to attract the potential investors by providing various incentives in high priority sectors such as Leather and Textiles, Food Processing, IT, ESDM & E-Vehicles. Additionally, it is offering Plug & Play facilities and support to companies interested in setting up industries in Bihar, said a statement.