Shimla: The high powered single window clearance authority on Wednesday cleared four industrial proposals that involve an investment of Rs 177.62 crores.
Chaired by chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal the authority cleared a Rs 130 crore unit of Dabur Pharmaceutical to be set up at Baddi.
Industry department officials disclosed that the proposed facility would manufacture Ayurvedic medicines. Two other pharmaceutical units were cleared by the authority and one related to contract manufacturing of footware, the official said.
Speaking at the meet the chief minister said the state government would be associating the industrial, hydel power and tourism sector in skill upgradation of the unemployed to generate avenues for employment.
Since January the state had recorded investment proposals worth Rs 35,667 crores which has a potential to generate 4.08 lakh jobs, said Dhumal on the occasion. In all 11,404 new units and 321 expansion projects have been approved, he added.
Dhumal held out an appeal for industrialists to deposit one percent cess of the project cost with the concerned authority which could be utilized over the welfare of the labour engaged in construction work at their projects.
The government had made it mandatory for every construction project, valued at above Rs 10 lakh and having more than 10 labour, to pay one percent cess for their welfare, so that the interests of the construction labour was also protected and necessary relief provided in the hour of need, he said.