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State aims to contribute 10% to country's economy: CM

The 10th edition of the VGGS will be held in Gandhinagar in January next year

State aims to contribute 10% to countrys economy: CM

Presenting Gujarat's development vision at the eighth governing council meeting of Niti Aayog in Delhi on Saturday, chief minister Bhupendra Patel said Gujarat has set a target of contributing more than 10% of the country's economy in the next few years.

Highlighting the state's focus on achieving green growth with renewable energy (RE), Patel said Gujarat's renewable energy capacity has reached 20 gigawatts (GW), which is 15% of India's RE capacity.

He added that the government has drawn up an ambitious green hydrogen generation plan and aims to generate 100GW of RE in the near future.

Patel said Gujarat is the first state in the country to integrate Union and state data layers into the integrated PM Gati Shakti portal.

Presenting the state's achievements in various fields, Patel said Gujarat has been a preferred destination for investment for the past two decades.

He added that successive editions of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit (VGGS) laid a strong foundation for increasing investments in the state.

The 10th edition of the VGGS will be held in Gandhinagar in January next year.

Asserting that MSMEs are the backbone of Gujarat's economy, Patel said more than 12 lakh MSME units are registered on the state's MSME portal.

These units have received investments of Rs 63,000 crore and about 75 lakh persons have been employed by these MSMEs.

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