Bhopal : Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today inaugurated the Eicher truck plant at a cost of more than Rs 500 crore in Bagroda industrial area of Bhopal district. The plant has been set up in 128.02 hectare in a new industrial area being developed near Bhojpur Road, 30 kms from Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that this truck plant is an important step towards Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh. Congratulating the Eicher Motors and Volvo A.V. group’s joint venture, V.E. Commercial Vehicle Limited, he hoped that another such plant could be set up soon. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that balance between industrial development and environment is very important. This truck plant is an ideal example of the use of innovative technology and environment protection.
Bagroda plant is no less than any other establishment of the world
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Prime Minister Shri Modi has resolved for Atmanirbhar Bharat. He knows how to turn challenges into opportunities. Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh is must for Atmanirbhar Bharat. The Madhya Pradesh government has taken the initiative to prepare a roadmap for Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh and implement it within the time-limit. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that efforts are being made to strengthen good governance, infrastructure, health and education, economy and create employment opportunities for Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh. These are the main aspects of the roadmap. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan congratulated CEO of Eicher Foundation Shri Vinod Agrawal for the inauguration of the plant in Bagroda, a new industrial area of Bhopal. He said that he is very happy to have realized his two-year-old dream. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that this establishment of ours is no less than the industrial establishment of Japan or any country in the world. It is a matter of pride that Made in Madhya Pradesh trucks will reach all around the world. This will also be an example of making local vocal. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Eicher Company is manufacturing pollution free engines using modern technology at the Bagroda plant. With no noise pollution, sitting in the truck gives one the experience of travelling in a jet plane. Congratulating the establishment he said that they should enhance export by selling maximum number of trucks and establish more such plants. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan inspected the entire campus and oversaw the functioning of various sections of the plant. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan himself drove the truck and also held discussions with the staff working in the units.
Full support to new units
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that this area will be developed like Pithampur and Mandideep industrial area. We consider industrialists as supporters and friends. All essential facilities have been provided under the Industry Friendly Investment Policy which will be provided in future also. New units will get more and more support. For investment promotion, other industries will be made partners along with Madhya Pradesh government. This will open the door to prosperity. We all will together build Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan hoped that the dream of a magnificent and prosperous India will be realized under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Modi in which industries will play an important role. Efforts will be accelerated to make Madhya Pradesh the logistics hub of the country. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also visited the Operation Excellence Hall of the plant. He also planted saplings in the plant premises.
Industrial Policy and Investment Promotion Minister Shri Rajvardhan Singh Dattigaon said that this plant is most modern and after Pithampur and Dewas, investment near Bhopal city will facilitate movement of the plant’s workers. In his welcome address, Eicher Foundation’s, CEO and Chairman Shri Vinod Agrawal said on the behalf of his company that Chief Minister Shri Chouhan is always striving for the development of industries.
The company has developed a total capacity of one lakh 30 thousand trucks in the state with 90 thousand truck manufacturing capacity of this plant in Bagroda industrial area. Earlier, investment was being considered in Karnataka, but in view of the pro-industrial climate in Madhya Pradesh, it was decided to set up this plant near Bhopal and Mandideep. Shri Agrawal expressed the hope that this industrial area would develop rapidly. Among those present in the launching programme of the plant were officials-employees of Eicher company as well as representatives of other industrial units.