Ranbaxy, Gillette industrial proposals in Himachal approved

Shimla: Nine industrial projects were granted approval by the states high level single window clearance authority on Monday, which included proposals by Ranbaxy, Gillette India, Milestones Gears and Nectar Pulps and Juices.

The single window authority meeting chaired by chief minister cleared industrial proposals worth Rs 174.45 crore which included 9 proposal for new units with an investment envisaged at Rs 148.66 Cr and two expansion proposals for exisiting units worth 25.79 crore, a government spokesman stated. In all about 960 new job avenues are expected to be generated by these investments, he added.

The projects cleared include proposal by Ranbaxy, Gillette India Limited, Milestones Gears and Nectar Pulps and Juices, the spokesman said.

Speaking on the occasion chief minister said that investors were evincing interest in the state despite the global economic slowdown.

The state was carrying out close scrutiny of industrial proposals to ensure that eco-friendly and employment generating proposals only get approval, he said, as environment was of paramount interest and would not be compromised at any cost.

Industrial activities which are on the negative list were not being considered by the authority, said Dhumal.

He said that the state government was trying its best to get the special industrial package extended upto the originally announced date of March, 2013 so that more multinational companies were attracted to invest in Himachal Pradesh. The state was optimistic that the package would be extended, he said.

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