The State Government would be considering formulation of a suitable Policy for the change of land use in the state, especially in the industrial areas. This was revealed by Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister, while presiding over the 27th Meeting of the State Level Single Window Clearance and Monitoring Authority held here today, granting provisional permission to 13 additional units including Godrej Bewerages and Foods Limited, Lafarge India and Gujrat Ambuja Cements, and Guardian Water Resources setting up its mineral water plant in a Rohru sub-division village, etc., with an investment potential of Rs. 1,586 crore and employment potential of 1,041 persons which has further increased the total investment after announcement of Industrial Package to the state to Rs. 26,152 crore and employment potential created to 3,19,547 persons.
Chief Minister said that a number of industrialists had set up their units in the initial years of industrialization in the state and with the passage of time some of such enterprises were emerging outdated and were shifting to other relevant industrial product manufacturing keeping in view the market demand.
He said that need had surfaced to formulate a Policy to facilitate such industrialists in permitting them change in land use after observation of all codal formalities and taking into consideration all related aspects.
Kuldeep Kumar, Industries Minister, said that dispersal of industrial activities was on the anvil and new investors were keen to set up their units in the interiors which had opened doors of employment to the rural unemployed youth.