08 November, New Delhi
India Inc Sunday welcomed the victory of Gran Alliance led by Nitish Kumar in Bihar elections and committed itself to work with the new government in furthering the development agenda of the state.Apex industrial body CII said it is confident that the new government in Bihar will continue to be development oriented.
Our best wishes go to the incoming Government, and I am sure the new government will dedicate itself to fulfilling the aspirations of the masses by leading Bihar to a new era of industrial development, economic growth and prosperity, CII president Sumit Mazumder said in statement here.
Adding that CII looks forward to working closely with the new Government in areas such as Agri and Food Processing, Infrastructure, Manufacturing & MSMEs, ICT & e-Governance, Tourism, Healthcare, Education & Skill Development, Power & Energy and Environmental Sustainability, the CII statement said that the new government could leverage the PPP model, including FDI participation, to boost delivery of services and improve efficiencies.
Meanwhile, ASSOCHAM said India Inc looks forward to a new beginning in the state which needs a renewed vigour for economic development.Working closely with the state government, ASSOCHAM found that Nitish Kumar is greatly focused on the kind of governance which touches the common man, whether they are women, girl children or those at the bottom of the pyramid.
His emphasis on social indicators have helped him re-win the confidence of his people, the chamber Secretary General D S Rawat said.The ASSOCHAM also said that now elections are out of the way, the industry expects the centre and state to work together for pursuing certain economic reforms like Goods and Services Tax so that the Indian economy is able to achieve higher growth for the benefit of all citizens.