HP clears nine new industrial proposals

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Shimla, July 10 (UNI) The Himachal Pradesh's State Level Single Window Clearance and Monitoring Authority (SLSWCMA) today cleared nine new industrial proposals, amounting to Rs 1,095 crore, taking the total investments in the state to Rs 30,655 crore since the announcement of the special industrial package.

The State Level Single Window Clearance and Monitoring Authority, which held its 32nd meeting here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, cleared nine new industrial proposals that would provide employment to over 3,100 people. Speaking on the occasion, he said among the major investors were Met Trade India Limited, which would invest Rs 497.87 crore and provide employment to 681 people Plaza General Cable Energy Limited, which would invest Rs 142 crore and employ 210 people.

Mr Dhumal said several others industrial units have expressed their willingness to set up their units here in view of the industrial friendly environment of the state, best climatic conditions and basic industrial infrastructure availability.

In all, since the announcement of the Special Industrial Package for the State, the Authority had so far cleared 10,866 such proposals and permitted expansion of 318 additional projects for total investment of Rs. 30,655.75 crore, he said.

He said these units would also provide employment to about 3.79 lakh people of the state.

The state government would discourage industrial proposals with high pollution, power consumption and low employment generation potential, he said.

The Chief Minister said all such projects had been put under the negative list, which would be considered only on case to case basis after taking all related aspects into consideration.

Himachal would also not allow any industrial activity at the cost of the environment and interest of the state, he said.

He said preference was being accorded to environment-friendly industrial activities.

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