AP to create hassle-free investment climate: N K Prasad

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Hyderabad, Jun 27 (UNI) Commissionerate of Industries Commissioner, Andhra Pradesh, N K Prasad today said the state government would take a series of proactive measures to create congenial and hassle-free investment climate to boost investor's confidence.

Delivering the inaugural address at the second edition of the two-day 'PaperTech-2008,' organised by the CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre, he said ''the demand for paper is on the rise and our challenge will be to meet these demands.'' He also underlined the need to focus more on energy efficiency measures and pollution reduction methods in the sector.

The state government had introduced various industrial policies to improve industrial growth, he said, adding, it had already set up industrial estates and specialised parks like ICICI Knowledge Park and Marine Bio-Tech Park.

In a statement, K S Kasi Viswanathan, PaperTech-2008 Chairman and Deputy Managing Director of Seshasayee Paper and Boards Limited, said the pulp and paper initiative would particularly focus on energy, water and environmental management.

He said a core working group of 50 members from the sector visited 10 selected plants, covering wood, agro and recycled fibre-based plants, and identified more than 35 best practices and collated their experiences into a manual ''National Best Practices Manual: Pulp and Paper Industry,'' which was also released today.

The objective of the event was to disseminate information on latest trends and technologies, share best practices, create a platform for networking among stakeholders and work towards developing at least three world-class energy efficient pulp and paper plants by 2010, he added.

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