Govt to strengthen infrastructure in industrial areas: Dhumal

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Shimla, Mar 8 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today vowed to create investment-friendly environment and solve all difficulties of entrepreneurs in order to provide them all possible help to strengthen the industrial infrastructure in the state.

Efforts will also be made to get special industrial package extended up to 2013, besides setting up of a 100-bed ESI hospital at Bhojia Dental College soon, he said after inaugurating three industrial units in industrial areas of Baddi in Solan district.

Mr Dhumal said his government is committed to create industrial- friendly environment and welcome all the prospective entrepreneurs to the state to set up their industrial units.

Himachal has quality industrial infrastructure to cater to the requirements of the industrialists and there is a need for dispersal of industrial activities to the interiors of the state so that the entire state gets involved in the industrial expansion activities, he added.

He said all out efforts will be made to solve the difficulties of industrialists, which are coming into the notice of the government.

The Chief Minister said his government will also look into the illegal land deals, if any, in the industrial areas and added that the State Government will make all land deals transparent and protect the interests of entrepreneurs and land owners of the area, who have made their land available to give boost to the industrialisation.

''No middleman will be permitted to intervene in land-purchase matter'', he added.

Minimum wages to industrial workers will be ensured by implementing Minimum Wages Act in letter and spirit, he said,adding that the entrepreneurs also need to maintain work culture and cordial relations with workers so that the best outputs are received.

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