Fadnavis was keeping things under wraps -ET has learnt that the Make In India event held in Mumbai has given the Maharashtra government plenty of reasons to cheer. As the week unfolds, Maharashtra may have signed a record Rs 4.65 lakh crore worth of deals.
Earlier this week, Fadnavis said: “Numbers hamesha bemani karte hai, numbers mein nahin jayenge,” when journalists quizzed him on the deals to be signed during the Make in India week. The value of the MoUs signed by Maharashtra government mirrors the numbers registered at Vibrant Gujarat, when his mentor Narendra Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat.
To be fair to Fadnavis, he indeed had hinted at the press conference kick-starting the event of a good number. “Bahut acha number hoga, aur woh translate hoga.”
The state government has pulled out all stops, announcing five key policy initiatives for ease of doing business.
ET has an exclusive breakup of the deals that are going to be signed by the Maharashtra government that promises to bring 2.89 lakh new jobs to the state.
In fact, by Monday night Maharashtra would have mopped up Rs 40,000 crore of investments in the state. 424 MoUs for about Rs 4.60 lakh are slated to be signed during the week.
Automobile majors such as Mercedez Benz, Mahindra and Mahindra to realty firms like Ascendas to biotechnology firms such as Novozymes have lined up to invest in Maharashtra.
Maharashtra government officials said that Mahindra and Mahindra will invest Rs 8,000 crore, Adani Green Energy Rs 7,000 crore, Ascendas about Rs 4,571 crores and Rashtriya Chemical Fertilisers, the state owned fertiliser giant, about Rs 6,204 crore.
These deals would be signed over the next few days, said a top Industry department official.
China Machine and Engineering Corporation is also set to invest Rs 18,000 crore in the state and an MOU is to be signed this week, government officials revealed.
State government officials said that they have got interest from automobiles to ports.