13 investment proposals worth Rs 300 crore cleared
Shimla: Uncertainty over industrial package for Himachal & Uttrakhand being extended beyond March prevailing, yet a high powered authority chaired by chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal cleared 13 new investment proposals including those by Dr Reddyâ€™s Laboratories, Marico Limited, LS Industries, JHS Svendgaad Hygiene Products Limited, Rich Graviss Products Private Limited, Resource Foods Private Limited, Johnson and Johnson and Bajaj Steel, today.
Envisaging fresh investments worth Rs 330 crores and sensing the urgency, Dhumal said that a congenial investment environment had been able to beat the global recession and the state was still held attraction for investors.
After commissioning the 13 new units are expected to generate employment for over 2000 people, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that single window authority had been set up with an objective to provide a suitable platform where all industrial proposals could be discusses and in principal approval can be granted.
The government was making conscious efforts in trying to disperse industrial activity to other parts of the State where added incentives were being made available other than the concessions being provided under the industrial package, he said.
The chief minister issued directions about motivating heavy water consuming industrial units into incorporating water recycling system so that natural resources were better utilized.
Polluting industrial units have been asked to add pollution control devices into their plants so as to safeguard the environment.
Kishan Kapoor, industry minister let the authority know that a land bank had been created from which developed plots were being allotted to prospective entrepreneurs.
Asha Swaroop, chief secretary stressed that it needed to be ensured that the projected employment in each of the industrial proposal was met with when it starts functioning.