Chhattisgarh: Baghel Announces Govt Procurement To Be Carried Out Through State Industrial Development Corp As Online Purchases Hit Job Prospects
Baghel said agriculture and vegetable production, and pollution-free industries would be the government’s priorities in framing its industrial policy.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has reportedly announced that all government department purchases would henceforth be carried out through the Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation (CSIDC) instead of the Government e-Marketplace (GeM).
Baghel, presenting a speech on the opening day of the five-day, 19th annual industry and trade fair in Bilaspur on January 12, said industrial and business interests were harmed because of goods being purchased from the GeM. Haribhoomi reported that Baghel added that since employment was also affected because of purchases from GeM, a decision to revert to CSIDC, which was formerly used, would be taken.
Baghel said the 2019 business policy in the state would be made as per the industrialists’ inputs. He also stated that viable facets from other states’ business policies would also be included in Chhattisgarh’s industrial policy framework. Highlighting coal and iron industries as the areas of focus, Baghel said agriculture and vegetable production and pollution-free industries would be the government’s priorities in framing its industrial policy.
Chhattisgarh Industry Minister Kvassa Lakhma added that the youth in the state needed employment. The government would encourage the state’s youth to set up small-scale industries and would try to give them any assistance they would need, Lakhma said.