Mukesh Ambani at Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2024

Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman, addressing Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2024 in Gandhinagar.

Mukesh Ambani Wednesday said his company, Reliance, “was, is and will remain a Gujarati company” and of more than 150 billion dollar (Rs 12 lakh crore) invested by the firm in creating world-class assets and capacities across India in the last decade, over one third has been invested in Gujarat alone.

“I will never forget what my father Dhirubhai Ambani used to tell me in my childhood: ‘Gujarat is your MATRUBHOOMI, and Gujarat should always remain your KARMABHOOMI.’ Today, let me declare yet again: Reliance was, is, and will always remain a Gujarati company. Each of Reliance’s business is striving to fulfil the dreams of my seven crore fellow Gujaratis,” chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Limited, Mukesh Ambani, said during his address at the 10th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in Gandhinagar.

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‘A proud Gujarati’

The RIL chairman further said he is “proud” to be a Gujarati and called himself “fortunate few” to have participated in every single edition of Vibrant Gujarat.

“I have come from the City of the Gateway of India to the Gateway of Modern India’s Growth – Gujarat. I am a proud Gujarati,” he said.

Mukesh Ambani’s 5 commitments to people of Gujarat

In his address at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2024, Ambani made five commitments to the people of Gujarat.

1 – Significant investments in next 10 years

Ambani said Reliance will continue to play a leading role in Gujarat’s growth story with significant investments in the next 10 years. Specifically, the company will contribute to making Gujarat a global leader in Green Growth.

“We will help Gujarat’s target to meet half of its energy needs through renewable energy by the year 2030. For this, we have started building the Dhirubhai Ambani Green Energy Giga Complex over 5,000 acres in Jamnagar. This will generate a large number of green jobs and enable production of green products and materials and will make Gujarat a leading exporter of Green Products. We are ready to commission this in the second half of 2024 itself,” he said.

2 – All Inclusive growth

The RIL head informed that Reliance Jio has completed the fastest rollout of 5G infrastructure anywhere in the world and “today Gujarat is fully 5G enabled – something that most of the world does not yet have.”

“This will make Gujarat a Global Leader in Digital Data Platforms and AI Adoption. 5G-enabled AI revolution will make Gujarat’s economy more productive, more efficient and more globally competitive,” Ambani said.

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Besides generating millions of employment opportunities, it will produce AI (artificial intelligence) enabled doctors, AI enabled teachers and AI enabled farming, which will revolutionise healthcare, education and agricultural productivity in Gujarat.

“This will benefit every Gujarati in urban as well as rural areas, since to my mind AI also means an All Inclusive growth,” the businessman added.

3 – Retail business improves quality of life of all households of Gujarat

Ambani went on to say that Reliance’s Retail will further accelerate its mission to bring quality products to consumers and simultaneously empower lakhs of kisans (agriculturers) and small merchants.

“Our Retail business improves the quality of life of all households of Gujarat with better products and services,” he said.

4 – India’s first & world-class Carbon Fibre facility to be in Gujarat

Ambani also announced that Reliance will make Gujarat a pioneer in New Materials and the Circular Economy and as a first step, the company is setting up India’s first and world-class Carbon Fibre facility at Hazira.

5 – Nurture champions of tomorrow

The Reliance head said in preparation to PM Modi’s announcement that India will bid for 2036 Olympics, Reliance and Reliance Foundation will join forces with several other partners in Gujarat to improve education, sports and skills infrastructure that will nurture the champions of tomorrow in various Olympics sports.

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