Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. "As a business location, Jaipur stands out for its location and connectivity to booming markets in north and west India, excellent infrastructure, low start up and running costs and good availability of trained manpower."
L N Mittal, Chairman, Arcelor Mittal, Chairman of Governing Council, LNMIIT - Jaipur "The state government’s commitment to human resource capacity development is commendable and it has successfully involved the private sector towards this. We are happy to be contributing in this sphere through our presence in the state."
Udai Khanna, Ex. CEO, Lafarge India Pvt. Ltd. "In its mineral deposits, Rajasthan offers an obvious strong advantage. And what is not so apparent and obvious is the state government’s strong focus on infrastructure development."
Benoit D’lribarne, President and Director-General, Saint Gobain "Our Rajasthan project is one of the largest investments of Saint Gobain in a single location. The state government has been very welcoming and cooperative right from the day the project was conceived."
Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Group "Hindustan Zinc operates the world’s largest zinc mine in Rampura Agucha in Rajasthan. The state holds immense potential for mining of base and noble metals.."
Rahul Dhir, Ex MD & CEO, Cairn India Ltd. "The scale and achievement of Rajasthan development at our Mangala processing terminal is a matter of pride for us. The current production is 125,000 barrels of oil per day and we are upbeat about our operations here and look forward to contributing to socio-economic development of the region."
Rahul Dhir, Managing Director & CEO, Cairn India "The hydrocarbon resources and our world class facilities in Barmer, Rajasthan, have helped us contribute to the energy security of our nation and also put the State of Rajasthan on the global hydrocarbon map."
Pramod Bhasin, President & CEO, Genpact "I think the town (Jaipur) itself is very attractive. It's clean, it's very well-maintained; the infrastructure in the town is very good; it's open; plus, we have a lot of graduates and a lot of excellent colleges to pick future employees from.... So, all these things put together have made Jaipur very attractive for us."
Alex Von Behr
Ex-President and Ex-CEO, Coca Cola India "The State Government has been constantly investing funds to improve the industrial infrastructure. The availability of electricity for industrial consumption is one of the best in North India."
Mr. Shivinder Mohan Singh
Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare "I have not seen a Government, so fast, communicating, so honest & transparent in its approach."
Ashok Tyagi, Ex-Senior VP, Genpact "The bureaucracy of Rajasthan is the most pro-active... all the bureaucratic departments are awesome in their support... right from inception to construction and commissioning, to all approvals. We look forward to Jaipur as the major growth centre."
Pran Dang, Managing Director, Gillette "The peaceful industrial climate; the support of the government; a willingness to keep pace with changing times through reforms; and supportive agencies have made Rajasthan very conducive to industry. The infrastructure in the State continues to be among the best."
V. Sridhar, Vice President (Manufacturing)
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India "India is the second largest motorcycle market in the world. Rajasthan emerged as the most suitable state for locating Honda's second manufacturing facility based on the proximity to north and west markets and the existing plants."
N. K. Goila
Ex-Vice President & Ex-Director, Honda Siel Cars India "We, as Honda, would like to strongly recommend Rajasthan to all potential investors... the State which is eager & willing to provide all help to attract investments and get noticed as an industrialized State."
S.D. Shibulal, CEO, Infosys "Cities of Rajasthan offer a good pool of qualified young manpower and low operating costs – an excellent advantage-mix for an IT and ITeS services company. Infosys is happy to have located in Jaipur and plans to further strengthen its presence here."
Ashok Kajaria, CMD, Kajaria Group "We shifted to Rajasthan mainly because... the law & order situation was better... which is very vital for investment, conducive business environment, positive approach at all levels of Government, fiscal incentive policies available in the State; and BIP, which is a premier organisation of Rajasthan that has supported us at every stage."
Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra"In our meeting with the State Government, we did not discuss land prices, we did not discuss power... We discussed how to make the people in the State employed, which was music to ears."
Andreas Nobis, Ex Managing Director, MICO Bosch "Human Resources have been favourably assessed and in particular, the very open, supportive and entrepreneurial-minded RIICO, State bureaucracy and the State Government."
Harsh Chopra, Managing Director, Ray Ban India "One thing I would like to say about Rajasthan Government is that from an investor's perspective, the other state governments, the "traditional" Indian state governments and officials have a very regulatory approach towards investment, the Rajasthan Government has a very promotional and proactive approach towards industry. That goes a long way in the success of the industry."