“Gujarat rates high on ease of doing business, procedural streamlining and use of IT to facilitate infrastructure development. I feel that special investment zone model works very well. It works excellently in a country like China that thrives on manufacturing. India also has been trying to adapt itself to a similar model but the best part about Gujarat is that they have been able to roll out the concept and make at par with the best in the world. As more and more companies outsource manufacturing and services to India, especially after the thrust from the central government on ‘Make in India’ and ‘Served from India’, it is going to be imperative to offer world class infrastructure and political will to promote industrialization. Gujarat has managed to do both efficiently. Hence I feel that the Gujarat model of development is the most favourable way to attract investments in the country – from within and outside.
What Gujarat thought yesterday, India thinks today…to give you an example – Dholera, the first smart city in India that Egis is associated with, was planned a few years back and it is a model project for the proposed 100 smart cities. Gujarat’s vision and policies are the most favourable in the country. Gujarat has more than once shown the ability to attract investments in the state. So I think the Gujarat model should be showcased; since it has worked for Gujarat, it could well work for the rest of the states too.” says Mr. Tandon.