Baddi to become Tehsil: CM

KUMARHATTI: Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal the CM has assured to give Tehsil status to Baddi. He said for this purpose the necessary actions would be taken on priority basis. The CM has also announced that a Drug Control Authority office would be opened in Baddi belt besides positioning a Superintendent Engineer post in HPSEB Circle office, Baddi.

The CM was addressing a press conference at Baddi late last evening. He said that the PWD division in belt would be strengthened. He said further the state would welcome more eco-friendly and export oriented units that would generate employment and self-employment to educated unemployed youth. However at the same time the interests of the state and its people would also be protected, he maintained.

The CM said the government would consider issuing the Himachali certificates to those industrialists who meet the qualifying parameters for the same. On strengthening infrastructure in industrial belt the CM said that the crucial Chandigarh –Baddi and Parwanoo-Barotiwala road would be given top priorities in coming days. “The completion of these two roads was very vital for us as the roads would facilitate the transportation flow to industrial belt in big way.”

The government was under process to open to set up a medical college or specialty hospital in industrial area besides seriously thinking on to open public schools and centers of par excellence to cater to quality education needs of industrial work force, he remarked. The government would also considering the domestic charges for the housing units constructed in industrial areas for industrial workers, the CM informed.

The CM released a publication ‘A guide for permission under section 118 of Land Reforms Act’ during occasion.

The CM also attended a meeting, organized jointly by Baddi-Barotiwala- Nalagarh Industrial Association, CII and Baddi-Barotiwala- Nalagarh Development Authority.

In meeting , Mr. Rajender Guleria, President CII, HP State Council suggested steps required to facilitate industrialists and emphasized the need for adoption of corrective measures to improve the working and living conditions in the industrial belt. Mr. A.R. Singh, President of, BBNIA urged the CM to provide quality infrastructure at par with Gurgaon in industrial belt.

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