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Patanjali Yogpeeth and FMCG firm Dabur have decided to invest "in a big way" in Assam, while auto major Mahindra and Mahindra has expressed interest in setting up a manufacturing plant, the state government said today.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal discussed these investment proposals at a meeting held with state Industry and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary and senior officials on 'ease of doing business', an official release said.
"Citing examples indicating a positive trend in the economic sector of the state, the Chief Minister said Baba Ramdev is going to invest in a big way to set up his successful business module in the state and a major player like Dabur has also decided to establish a manufacturing plant for their different products in the state.
"Automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra has also expressed interest in setting up a vehicle manufacturing plant in the state which can give a huge fillip to the employment scenario of the state," the statement said.
Earlier, the Bodoland Territorial Council Authority had allotted 484.93 hectares of land to Patanjali Yogpeeth for establishment of Cow and Panchagavya Research for preservation and promotion of cow breeds and training and collection of medicinal plants.
Sonowal said the tea sector was a prime example of how business houses could make profit and contribute to the state's economy by being steadfast in supposedly adverse socio-political environment.
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