Hyderabad, Jan 31 (PTI) Himachal Pradesh is hoping to attract an investment of over Rs 80,000 crore into the state, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said here Thursday.Also Read - International Flights: Air India Announces Fresh Flight Schedule Between India and Thailand | Here’s How to Book Tickets

He participated in an interactive session with investors in Hyderabad in connection with the “Global Investors Meet” (GIM) proposed to be organised on June 10 and 11 at Dharamshala. Also Read - ENG vs BAN Dream11 Team Prediction ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 20: Captain, Fantasy Cricket Hints - England vs Bangladesh, Playing 11s, Team News For Today's Group 1 T20 Match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium at 7:30 PM IST October 27 Wednesday

“We, in Himachal Pradesh, hope good investment will come. Because, Himachal Pradesh is a small state, we are not talking big. Still, we are moving ahead with a target of over Rs 80,000 crore,” he told reporters, when asked whether any target has been set for investment in the GIM. Also Read - Brat House, Delhi Review: Delicious Food, Beautiful Ambience And Great Music at One Place

Observing that no initiative to invite investors had been taken in Himachal Pradesh, he hoped that the state would get good investment now that an effort is being made.

Asked what Himachal’s USP would be as all the states are pitching for investments, he said there is a good atmosphere to work in comparison with others and that private investment would be useful for the state’s development.

Himachal Pradesh is a great destination for investment as it has many advantages, including work culture, good law and order situation and pollution-free environment, Thakur said.

After his government came to power, he said, policy changes have also been made to make it easy for investors to conduct their activity in the state.

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Hyderabad have had major contributions in the growth of hydro and pharma sectors in Himachal Pradesh, he said.

He appreciated investors from Hyderabad who had worked in places in Himachal which are tough in terms of their geographical location.

The state is inviting investments in tourism, horticulture, agriculture, infrastructure, hydel and and all other sectors which can contribute to development of Himachal Pradesh, he said.

Inviting investors to come with project proposals, he said the government would extend all possible help to them.

The state government is working with an open heart.

Thakur and government officials responded to queries from prospective investors during the interactive session earlier.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.