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Only investment-based agriculture can be sustainable: Devendra Fadnavis

He was speaking on the topic, 'Infrastructure-led Growth: Maharashtra - India's Engine of Development'

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Devendra Fadnavis

Chief Minister Devendra (pictured) on Thursday highlighted projects undertaken by his in various fields and said only investment-based can be sustainable in the long term.

Fadnavis, who is visiting Singapore, said metros with a capacity to handle mere 7 million passengers were created in the last 60 years.
 
“Only 7 million metro passenger capacity has been created in 60 long years. We are adding 9 million passenger capacity in just four years,” said.

He was speaking on the topic, ‘Infrastructure-led Growth: — India’s Engine of Development’, at a function in
 
The event was organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) in association with the University of and apex Indian industry body CII.

He spoke about better coordination between the Centre and states under the and maintained this is facilitated by Prime Minister Modi's monthly video conference held under the Pro-active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI) initiative.

Union secretaries of various ministries and chief secretaries of the different states regularly take part in the video conference.

“Through the Samruddhi Corridor, we are connecting the logistic hub of India, Nagpur, to the port city Mumbai,” he said.

The Samruddhi Corridor is an ambitious infrastructure project of the that proposes to connect Nagpur and Mumbai through a 700-km expressway.

said while relief and rehabilitation are important for the sector, it was not sustainable in the long run.

“Relief and rehabilitation are important for but not sustainable and thus we are going for more and more investment.”

contributes to 40 per cent of the total dams in but gives only 22 per cent irrigation cover. Jal Yukt Shivar (a water conservation scheme) is making villages water neutral.”

“Through the scheme, we have achieved climate mitigation measures, too. Only investment-based can be sustainable,” he said.

and his delegation also visited Changi Airport, touted as one of the world’s best airports and a mega transportation hub in South East Asia.

The chief minister also held round table discussions with business leaders in the city-state.

“Executives of Singapore's top companies discussed various issues, understood the investment/expansion opportunities from the CM,” a released issued by the Chief Minister’s Office in Mumbai stated.

is visiting and to hard sell his state as an investment destination. He has already completed the leg of his visit.

First Published: Fri, September 29 2017. 01:20 IST
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