Shimla: The government on Monday accorded permission to 14 new industry proposals, envisaging an investment of Rs 233.36 crore, which has a potential for employing 2117 people.
Presided over by chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, the high powered single window clearance authority cleared the new proposals at its 34th meeting held at the Vidhan Sabha complex in Dharamshala, a government spokesman disclosed.
Speaking on the occasion the chief minister said that all proposals of prospective entrepreneurs expeditiously being processed.
The government was encouraging serious entrepreneurs to invest and avail the incentives being provided by state and central governments separately.
The chief minister disclosed that Procter and Gamble had submitted a proposal for setting up industries in the state. A number of other multi-national companies were keen to invest in the state, he added.
The government was favoring eco-friendly and employment intensive industries that would be based upon available local raw material, said Dhumal.
He asked industry officials to initiate action against entrepreneurs who had been allotted industrial plots but had failed to set up the proposed units within the stipulated timeframe.