Anandi Patel promises exhibition hall for industries in Vadodara

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State revenue and urban development minister Anandi Patel Thursday said the state government will facilitate the creation of a dedicated exhibition hall in Vadodara on the public-private partnership (PPP) model for industries to showcase their achievements.

Speaking at the inauguration of the five-day Vibrant VCCI 2013 industry exhibition, she said the government will carve out 56 hectares land in the new town planning scheme of the Vadodara Urban Development Authority (VUDA) for the purpose, as demanded by industries.

The minister reiterated the commitment of the government to encourage women entrepreneurs to invest in the state in large numbers. She said the government has earmarked 90,000 square metres land at Sanand in Ahmedabad exclusively for women entrepreneurs.

She thanked industries for helping the government realise the promise of providing 1.3 lakh youths with job. "The state government, during the 150th birth anniversary year of Swami Vivekananda, has given employment and skill development training to 1.3 lakh youth with cooperation from industries," Patel said.

The exhibition aims to offer an opportunity to small and medium manufacturers to demonstrate their capabilities in the fields of design, engineering, equipment suppliers and support services to large projects. The mega event is spread over nine lakh square feet area and houses 500 stalls.

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