Production of starts in 25,000 companies, 6.5 lakh workers join work in Maharashtra: Industries Minister Subhash Desai

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Pune, May 11, 2020: Corona crisis has paralyzed industries and trade around the world. It has also hurt the state. However, the industry sector is recovering as the industry department has taken concrete steps. Excluding the red zone, 57,745 industries have been permitted in the state so far and 25,000 companies have already started production. About 6.5 lakh workers have joined work there. Permissions have been issued to 9,147 factories in Western Maharashtra. Out of which 5774 companies have started production.

This information was given by Industry Minister Subhash Desai in Webinar organized by Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA), Pune. Desai said that Mumbai, Thane, Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad are in the red zone. There is a demand to start the industry here. But the Chief Minister has decided to make Maharashtra a green zone by the end of May. Until then, everyone should cooperate. Your first battles are with Corona. So don’t be in a hurry, Desai said.

Discount on electricity bill
A meeting has been held with the energy minister regarding the fixed electricity bill and it has been decided to charge as much as the electricity will be used. Apart from this, concessions have also been announced for repayment of loan instalments, said Desai.

Early financial package for small businesses
The central government will soon announce a financial package for small scale industries in Maharashtra. This work is in the final stages. The minister said that daily discussions are underway with Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Sadanand Gowda and Piyush Goyal. Apart from this, the state government is formulating a policy to provide other facilities to small scale industries.

Negotiations underway to attract foreign investors
Negotiations are underway to attract foreign investment in the state. Many countries are investing in Maharashtra. Representatives from the United States, England, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea are holding discussions with industry officials. As many large projects will be launched in the state shortly, small scale industries should be ready to provide services, he further informed.