K'taka approves 28 projects worth Rs 49,000 cr

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Bangalore, Mar 17 (UNI) The High Level Clearance Committee, chaired by Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur, today approved establishment of 28 new industries with a total investment of Rs 49,054 crore.

Once established, the industries are expected to generate 4.2 lakh jobs in the areas of IT, cement, steel, education and electronics.

For the first time, investments from all these companies would be made in tier-II cities, including Hiriyur, Gulbarga, Mysore, Hospet, Mangalore, Muddebihal, Gangavatti, Hassan, Afzalpur, Yadgiri, Koppal, Kunigal, Sandur, Haveri and some places in Bangalore Rural District, a release from the Governor's Secretariat said.

The meeting was attended, among others, by Adviser to the Governor K Krishnakumar, Commerce and Industries Principal Secretary V P Baligar and BWSSB Chairman Latha Krishna Rao.

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