Past glory of Jagadhri metal industries to be restored

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Jagadhri, Jan 24 (UNI) The Haryana government is committed to restore the metal and utensils industries of Jagadhri to its past glory and plans are afoot to revive it, Haryana finance minister Birender Singh said.

Speaking at an industrial meet organised by Jagadhri-Yamunanagar Chambers of Commerce here last evening, he said the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government will take special steps for the benefit of the metal industry here.

The finance minister informed the participants, who included prominent local industrialists, that the government is committed towards the development of the industries in the state and had neither imposed any new tax nor increased the existing taxes on the industries.

He called upon the industrialists to formulate plans for the betterment of the industrial sector. The minister said that the government had taken appropriate steps to protect the plywood industry in the district.

Justifying the government's decision of not imposing VAT on diesel, the minister said that it was done so that the growth of the state was not impeded. He said the government has earned a surplus of Rs nine crore in the form of tax from industries. He also assured the industrialists that he would be taking them into confidence before the presentation of the next state budget.

Presiding over the meet, Parliamentary secretary and local MLA Dr Krishna Pandit talked about the various welfare steps taken by the government.

The deputy commissioner Nitin Yadav informed that the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) had formulated a Rs 350 crore plan to build bypass roads so that the twin towns Jagadhri and Yamunanagar could be decongested.

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