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CII to work with Karnataka on infrastructure development & industrial growth Print E-mail
Written by Anand   
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Bangalore: A CII team led by Mr K V Kamath, President, CII called on Shri B S Yeddyurappa, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka yesterday in Bangalore. Mr Kamath thanked the Government of Karnataka for its focus on infrastructure development and urged the Chief Minister to speed up several infrastructure projects in the State, to attract more investments.
The CII President mentioned that CII is working with Government of Karnataka on adoption  of villages.

This project would look at areas like creation of education and employment opportunities - vocational training and village schools.  Mr Kamath said that skills training for the youth in villages would bring them to the main stream of economy and at the same time,  address the talent requirement of industry, especially in emerging tier II & tier III cities.

Mr K V Kamath, President, CII was accompanied by Dr B V R Mohan Reddy, Chairman, CII - Southern Region; Mr S Viswanathan, Chairman, CII - Karnataka State Council; Mr T Parabrahman, Vice Chairman, CII - Karntaka State Council;  Mr  Rajiv Rajpal, Chairman, CII Mysore Zone; Mr. C K Sabareeshan, Vice Chairman, CII - Mysore Zone and Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII.
The CII team emphasised the  development of tier II & tier III towns and complimented him on his interest in developing cities such as Hubli, Belgaum, Dharwad, etc.

The CII team mentioned that it would be happy to work the State Government on adopting ITIs, specially in backward areas.
The CII team also appraised the Chief Minister on the Karnataka Vision 2025 Vision Document, prepared by CII and IIM, Bangalore, which was released recently.
Through this Karnataka Vision 2025 exercise, CII will play a pivotal role in helping the government along in framing growth policies, suggesting reforms, and to fundamentally jointly steer the way to Karnataka to emerge as a Model State by 2025.  The CII President urged the Chief Minister to constitute a Government - Industry joint task force that would look at  industrial development of the State.
CII also offered its support to Government of Karnataka for organising the Global Investors Meet in Bangalore.  The key objective of the global investor meet is to mobilise investments and focus on industrial development.

International Engineering & Technology Fair
The CII team also mentioned that for the first time, the International Engineering & Technology Fair (IETF) - the flagship event of CII is also being held in Bangalore between  23-26 February 2009.

Namma Halli
CII President also briefed  the Karnataka Chief Minister on the launch of 'Namma Halli' Project - a CII initiative  on adoption and development of backward villages in Karnataka.  As a pilot project, Gram Panchayat 'Doora' in Mysore District has been identified for the intervention. The ambition is to help 'Doora' emerge as a model village of Karnataka with three years of planned intervention for its overall development.  
The Government of Karnataka informed the CII delegation that the State Government is setting up a Maritime Board on similar lines as Gujarat to promote infrastructure development of Ports.

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