Ahead of the Resurgent Rajasthan summit in November this year, Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s efforts to create more jobs got a boost as Havells India Ltd’s state-of-the-art water heater plant at Neemrana was inaugurated today.
Set up with an investment of Rs. 100 crore, it will manufacture glass-lined storage water heaters. Located in the RIICO industrial zone, the plant is said to be equipped with world class manufacturing facilities.Raje, who was present at the launch said that the state welcomed industrial partnerships that would help accelerate progress in the state.
Havells India unit is likely to have a direct or indirect impact in job creation in the state. Job creation is one of Raje’s main blueprint for development, social justice and effective governance of the state.
“Industries can grow only if there is a trained workforce available for them. So it is critical that we invest in creating a talent pool for the companies investing in Rajasthan. Therefore, we are according the highest priority to skill development and are partnering with industry in this initiative. We are encouraging Public Private Partnerships in the Skill Development Sector,” she added.
Referring to Rajasthan’s pioneering reforms in the labour sector, Raje said, “these reforms are aimed at boosting opportunities for employment while safeguarding the interests of workers. To us, the worker is as much a member of ‘Family Rajasthan’ as is the investor. It is for all of us to work hand-in-hand to take the state forward.”
Havells India Ltd. was allotted 50 acres of land in Neemrana by RIICO In 2005. The company established three manufacturing plants for making energy efficient electric motors, CFLs and LED Lighting Fixtures. The new manufacturing unit is a major addition to that presence.
Havell’s Neemrana plant is their largest production facility in Rajasthan. Today 55% of our production in India is sourced from the state.
A large number of Indian and multinational organisations, including Toyota, Caterpillar, Cairn India, Samsung, Singapore ITE, ISRO and the Bombay Stock Exchange, are already partnering with the state government.