Jagadish Shettar leads a high level delegation to Dholera SIR
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Jagadish Shettar leads a high level delegation to Dholera SIR

Jagadish Shettar, Minister for Large Industries, Government of Karnataka, and prominent delegates from the Government of Karnataka, on his visit to Dholera, said industrial smart cities like Dholera allow the creation of intelligent and integrated cities that provide a foundation for collaborative and sustainable manufacturing hub.

Senior Officials at Dholera and the Government of Karnataka delegation discussed ways and means to enhance economic and investment cooperation, consequently opening new vistas for infrastructure and business in the country.

Speaking about his visit to Dholera, Jagadish Shettar, Minister for Large Industries, Government of Karnataka, said, “The Special Investment Region of Dholera envisages to be a world-class smart city with efficient infrastructure opportunities for setting up manufacturing units. I am confident Dholera will increase the industrial output and create a robust business case and investment model while addressing the issue of sustainability, efficiencies, and technology of the country.”

The minister further emphasised the importance of intelligent industrial cities critical to the country's economic growth and employment generation.

Gunjan Krishna, IAS, Commissioner for Industrial Development and Director of Commerce and Industries, on Gujarat’s infrastructure model, said, “Dholera harnesses the potential of innovative technologies that integrate infrastructure and sustainable-related concepts, which allow effectively, improved, higher-quality public services and greater infrastructure robustness. With good infrastructure and sound economic fundamentals, the state has potential for investments in manufacturing and heavy industries.”

Gujarat, a globally preferred place to live in and do business through accelerated, balanced, inclusive, and sustainable growth, is driven by robust social, industrial, and physical infrastructure. Gujarat's infrastructure and economic development have been the top priority for the government as there has been a breakthrough in critical infrastructures like railways, roads, power, and port. Better infrastructure, transport, and logistics services facilitate manufacturing firms to set their base in Gujarat.

Hareet Shukla, IAS, Managing Director, Dholera Industrial City Development Limited (DICDL), said, "We had a formal exchange of views and ideas focused on industrial development to improve the lives of the citizens by being open, connected, sustainable and innovative. This unique interaction will assist us in utilising and integrating multiple information and communication technology solutions securely to develop and manage Dholera's key areas."

Dholera will be the largest node on the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor, having its state-of-the-art utility and logistic and social infrastructure, including education, healthcare, public amenities, and much more, facilitating industrial manufacturing development in the western dedicated freight corridor is benchmarked as a role model for the upcoming future cities which are being built across various industrial corridors in India.

Besides Jagadish Shettar, the delegates included Gunjan Krishna, IAS, Commissioner for Industrial Development and Director of Industries and Commerce; Shivshankar, IAS, CEO, Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB); Dhavaleshwar PS to Hon’ble Minister for Large Industries; B K Pavitra, CDO, KIADB; Revannagowda, Managing Director, Karnataka Udyog Mitra; B K Shivakumar; Chief Operating Officer, Invest Karnataka Forum; Madhu V S, Deputy Director, Karnataka Udyog Mitra; and Manjula M V, Deputy Director, Karnataka Udyog Mitra and other senior delegates.

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