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Reliance bets big on Madhya Pradesh; eyes more investment

Ambani, however, did not share the investment details of this project. Ambani expressed his inability to attend the summit because of the board meeting of the company on Friday.

Published: 18th October 2019 04:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2019 04:31 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

INDORE: Reliance Industries, chairman Mukesh Ambani on Friday announced setting up of national distribution centres in Madhya Pradesh with over 10 million square feet space across 45 locations.

The company, which has over 600 stores and 100 petroleum retail outlets in the state, is planning to more than double the same over the next few years, Ambani said at 'Magnificent MP', investment summit organised by the Madhya Pradesh government.

"Madhya Pradesh is a natural choice for logistics hub because of its strategic location. Reliance will be setting up state-of-the-art national distribution centres in MP with over 10 million sq ft of space across 45 locations in the state," Ambani announced through video conferencing.

Ambani, however, did not share the investment details of this project. Ambani expressed his inability to attend the summit because of the board meeting of the company on Friday.

He said Reliance will also explore investment opportunities in area of renewable energy in the state to promote sustainable development and green economy.

Reliance is among the largest investor in the state with investments of over Rs 20,000 crore in the last few years, he said.

"Reliance has developed coal bed methane blocks in the state and built the first and the only gas pipeline that connects it with the national gas grid. This opens for multiple future investment opportunities," Ambani said.

RIL is the top most employer in the state after Madhya Pradesh government. Ambani said that Reliance Jio Infocomm has become the greatest catalyst for transforming MP into a digital society.

"Today, MP alone consumes more data than South Korea, the UK, France, Germany or Canada. I would like to thank all the Jio users in the state for this record consumption," he added.

He also said all the services of Jio will soon be available in Hindi.



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