Shimla, Jun 10 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today said his government will impress upon the Centre to extend the special industrial package up to 2013 from the present 2010.
Addressing a public meeting at Gondpur Bullah in Santokhgarh assembly segment of Una district, he said the extension of the package will increase the pace of industrialisation, which will provide employment to large number of educated youth.
Mr Dhumal said that all the demands raised by Baddi-Barotiwala Nalagarh Development Authority (BBNDA) were implemented, including opening of tehsil, PWD Sub Division, construction of bridge connecting the area with Chandigarh with four laned road and connectivity with international airport coming up at Mohali.
The drug controller office has also been opened on the demand of pharmaceutical companies of the area, he said and added that the state government was ready to extend any help to facilitate the industrialists.
Asserting that he was against the corrupt and corrupt practices, he warned of strict action against anyone involved in corrupt practices and urged the people of the state to bring such acts to the notice of the government.
The Chief Minister said his government will provide an efficient and corruption free government.
Referring to the power shortage in the industrial area, he said 133 KV Sub Station was being set up in the Tehliwal industrial area to meet the power requirements of the industrialists.
He said sincere efforts were being made to create requisite infrastructure to cater to the necessities of the entrepreneurs so that they could conveniently carry forward their industrial activities.
Assuring the entrepreneurs of the best industrial investment, he urged them to be partners in the development of the state.
Mr Dhumal was presented a draft of Rs one lakh by Pawan Thakur, President, BBT Industries Association, Rs 51,000 each by Narender Singh of Satluj Motors and Vinod Maheshwari, Director, Advance Power Control as contribution towards Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
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