Ranchi, Feb 17 (IANS) MoUs worth more than Rs 3 lakh crore were signed by nine departments of the Jharkhand government on Friday, the second and concluding day of the Global Investors Summit here, an official said.

“Nine departments have signed 209 proposal MoUs worth Rs 3,03,987 crore with different companies. This will create 2,09,176 direct employment and 3,92,150 indirect employment,” a statement of the Jharkhand government here said.

The MoU of the highest amount has been signed by the Department of Industries, Mines and Geology worth Rs 2,10,505 crore. A total of 121 proposals have been signed by this department and this will create 67,519 direct employment opportunities.

The Department of Urban Development and Housing follows next with proposals worth Rs 38,320 crore signed, while Department of Energy signed proposals worth Rs 37,150 crore.

The other departments, which signed MoUs include Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Cooperative worth Rs 1,900 cores; Health, Medical Education and Family Welfare worth Rs 2,060 crore; Higher and Technical Education worth Rs 3,231 crore and IT and e-Governance worth Rs 8,499 crore.

Besides those from India, more than 9,000 delegates attended the event from partner countries — Japan, Czech Republic, Tunisia and Mongolia — as well as from 28 other nations such as Australia, the US, Britain, Russia, China, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Italy, and Pakistan, among others. (IANS)

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