Published On : Fri, Feb 15th, 2013

Crucial meeting to review Advantage Vidarbha in Mumbai today at 2:30 PM

Nagpur News : The first review meeting for preparations for Advantage Vidarbha event will finally be organized by state industry minister NarayanRane. With just ten days left for the global and domestic investors meet to be held here on February 25-26, Rane has summoned the 10-member high power committee that he heads at Sahyadri Guest House on Friday at 2.30pm.

Nagpur guardian minister Shivajirao Moghe was upset that Rane had not convened the meeting even once and because of this he had almost made up mind to seek deferment of the event. But at the meeting chief minister Prithviraj Chavan convened on Wednesday at Mantralaya, matters were sorted and Chavan convinced Moghe that the event could be held on the scheduled dates.

Friday’s meeting to be chaired by Rane will give finishing touches to the planning for the event where Vidarbha’s potential as investment destination will be showcased. Besides Moghe, guardian ministers of ten other districts of the region, top bureaucrats of the industry department, VIA, FICCI, divisional commissioners of Nagour and Amravati, representatives of knowledge partner KPMG and media partner Economic Times have been invited for the meeting. A notice in this regard was issued by MIDC chief executive officer Bhushan Gagrani.

Meanwhile, leader of opposition in Nagpur Municipal Corporation and senior Congress corporator Vikas Thakre on Thursday termed the allegation leveled by BJP corporator Sandip Joshi as baseless. He further said that the BJP-ruled civic body got many central government funded Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Mission projects because of Congress MP Vilas Muttemwar. “But instead of being grateful, the BJP in NMC ruined many of the projects,” he said and cited an example of JNNURM funded buses. Thakre said of the 240 JNNURM buses, at least 100 were out off the street because of poor maintenance. Thakre also demanded the municipal commissioner Shyam Wardhane to inquire