Hemant Kanoria

Chairman,SREI Group

Bihar for the last five years is on the path of inclusion but still has a long way to go. “Bihar got included in the mainstream India, world economics and politics in last few years. e-Governance has started at village-level scale in the state. In four years, we have invested Rs 60 crore on e-governance in the state. We haven’t got returns from our investment but have not lost hope from the state. This is the state for tomorrow as there is a huge potential here. However, in the path of inclusion there is a long way to go.” said Hemant Kanoria, chairman, SREI Group, which has an asset of 50,000 crore in infrastructure.

However, Kanoria was happy that Bihar finally got included in the mindset of policymakers. When SREI Group got opportunity to work here, it started from villages, not from the cities. He sees huge potential in people here. “Bihar has a dream and it can dare to dream too,” he said.  

He said that the state needs to focus in three areas – agriculture, infrastructure and electricity generation. “There is huge scope in the state which is dependent on agriculture. It can truly become inclusive…Bihar can become leader in organic farming. The state can create a model for other states.” “Electricity is very important for growth to happen. The large population is boon for the state not the bane,” said Kanoria.

He also said that through e-connectivity, several facilities can be created for the rural areas. Four thousand common service centres have been established in the rural areas. “Now the convergence is needed where a lot of information in terms of banking, insurance and mutual funds can be brought to the doorsteps of the rural population that hasn’t got such facilities in the past,” he told the gathering.

He said that Bihar started late in terms of development works and embracing technology, but it can learn from mistakes made by other states. “We can create a trajectory which we want to and which is not forced upon us.”


Other Speakers

  • Harsha Vardhana Singh
  • MV Tanksale
  • UK Sinha
  • Hemant Kanoria
  • Ashish Kumar Chauhan
  • Satish Kaushal
  • Atul Sinha
  • Sanjay Panigrahi
  • Chanchal Kumar
  • Harshvardhan
  • BK Mishra
  • Vineet Rai
  • Rashmi Sinha
  • CS Ghosh
  • PK Saha
  • Alok Prasad
  • R S K Jaiswal
  • Irfan Alam
  • RB Gupta
  • AS Sekhawat
  • Dr S Sidharth
  • Amitabh Verma
  • Amarjit Sinha
  • Pratyaya Amrit
  • Alakh N Sharma
  • Sushil Kumar Modi
  • Nitish Kumar

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