Time bound system for project approval in Punjab

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Chandigarh, Oct 25 (UNI) The Punjab government today issued guidelines to streamline the system for approval of mega projects, hotels, agro processing projects and housing projects.

Stating this here today, Punjab Industries and Commerce Minister Manoranjan Kalia said the investors could submit their applications on prescribed format for industrial park, manufacturing unit, multiplex and hotel projects in Udyog Sahayak in the Department of Industries and Commerce. For Agro Processing projects, the application could be submitted in Punjab Agro Industries Corporation and for housing projects, the applications can be submitted in PUDA office.

The Minister further said that the entire system of approval of the project had been made time bound.

"On receipt of application in the Nodal Office, the application will be circulated within seven days to the departments concerned for their comments, to be given within 15 days. Thereafter, the case will be placed before the Screening Committee, which will meet every fortnight, and recommendations of the Screening Committee will be placed before the Empowered Committee headed by the Chief Minister." Mr Kalia further said, "After the approval of the Empowered Committee and signing of agreement by the company with the state government, departments concerned will issue orders/notifications in respect of concessions pertaining to their departments in a time bound manner which will be monitored by a committee headed by the Chief Secretary." UNI

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