Caterpillar Private India Ltd plans to set up mining equipment plant at Adityaput near Jamshedpur,claims a report.

In a report mailed to media persons by the state government on Tuesday,it is claimed that after Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and other senior officials reached Las Vegas in the United States of America,they participated in the Mining Expo 2016 and appealed to investors to invest in the state.

One person called Sri Jain of Caterpillar Private India Ltd,said that his company had put up a proposal to set up mining equipment manufacturing plant at Adiyapur,said the same report.

Taking part in Mining Expo 2016,the Das government has put up a stall at Las Vegas.Who is the organiser of this Mining Expo 2016 and how much money the state government spent to take part in it were not known.


Picture shows Jharkhand CM raghubar Das with U.S. Investors at Mining Expo stall of the state government at Las Vegas on September

Officially,the aim behind the move was to interact with the U.S. based investors and invite them to take part in the state government’s forthcoming ‘Global Investors Summit’ in Jharkhand on February 16-17,2017.

However,Caterpillar Private India Ltd is a “leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment,diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines”,according to its website.

The plan to take part in the Mining Expo 2016 at Las Vegas was learnt to have been backed and recommended by the CM’s Secretary and Secretary of the Information Technology and Mines Department,Sunil Kumar Barnwal.Jain was reportedly in touch with Barnwal who was in receipt of Caterpillar Private India Ltd plan to set up mining equipment plant at Adityaput near Jamshedpur in Jharkhand.

At the stall inside Mining Expo 2016 at Las Vegas,the Team Jharkhand headed by Das,consisted of Sunil Barnwal,the CM’s principal Secretary sanjay Kumar, Chief Secretary Raj Bala Verma,Additional Chief Secretary (in -charge of Finance Department) Amit Khare,Additional Chief Secretary(In Charge of Energy Department) RK Srivastava.

As per their plan,the Team Jharkhand is slated to visit San Francisco where its members were scheduled to interact with potential IT investors.

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