Ratan Tata meets Raje; to invest in healthcare

Ratan Tata meets Raje; to invest in healthcare

Former chairman of Tata groups Ratan Tata on Wednesday met chief minister Vasundhara Raje and evinced interest to work with the state government in medical and health care sector.

Tata expressed interest to work particularly in the field of mother and child care through his trust, the first ever initiative by the industrialist turned philanthropist in the sector that he wants to start from Rajasthan.

“Ratan Tata has expressed interest to work in the field of mother and child care through his trust. It will be part of corporate social responsibility. The Chief minister also appreciated his interest and said private participation in Medical and health sector will help Rajasthan achieve the Millennium Development Goals,” state medical and health minister Rajendra Rathore said.

Tata’s meeting with the chief minister has also fuelled speculations that the group would bring in much needed Rs 20,000 crore investment in solar energy.

The group’s current chairman Cyrus Mistry also met Raje a few months ago regarding investments in solar energy in the state. The investment is expected to be in the areas of solar energy, infrastructure and technology parks in Rajasthan.

Under the plans, the company is likely to start solar power planes of 2500 MW in Baap area in Jaiselmer’s Phalodi district.

Sources in the government department said that the state has already set aside about 700 acres of land for the project. During the meeting with Mistry, the state government has also invited the Tatas to invest in the automobile sector.

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