CHANDIGARH, SEPTEMBER 3: The Empowered Committee under the chairmanship of Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, today approved 13 new Mega Projects to be set up in Punjab with an investment of about Rs.21278.77 crore with an employment potential of about 65,094 persons.
Disclosing this here today a spokesman of the Punjab Government said that these approved projects included; two manufacturing projects viz. Nector Lifesciences Limited (Rs.600 crore) at village Khanpur in district Patiala and Tayal Energy Limited (Rs.335.36 crore) at Kotakpura in Faridkot district with a total investment of Rs.935.36 crore thereby generating total employment potential of 2100 persons.
The spokesman further said that the two Industrial Park projects approved included one, Rhythm Textile and Apparels Park Limited (Rs.134.56 crore) in district Nawanshehar and another CCI Industrial Estate and Cluster Co-operative Industrial Society Limited (Rs.105.61 crore) in Mohali district with a total investment of Rs.240.17 crore and employment generation of 35000 jobs.
Three Multiplexes of M/s. Prime Infrawell Private Limited, Patiala and M/s.Stadia Infrastructure Project Private Limited and two Hotel projects of M/s. Fantasy Hotels India Limited in districts of Patiala, Jalandhar & Amritsar with an investment of Rs.791.44 crore had also been approved with an employment generation capacity of 1754 jobs.
The spokesman further said that four projects of Super Mega Mix Use Integrated IT/Industrial Park projects including VAR Realtors Private Limited, Ludhiana (Rs. 4321 crore), Pravesh Promoters Private Limited, Jalandhar (Rs.10555 crore), PACL India Limited, Ludhiana (Rs.2186 crore) and PACL India Limited, Patiala (Rs.2218 crore) were also approved with a total investment of Rs.19280 crore thereby generating total employment potential for 35,000 persons.
The empowered committee also approved an Agro based Industrial project namely Chahal Spintex Limited at village Kotshamir in district Bathinda with an investment of Rs.31.80 crore having employment potential of 140 persons.
The Empowered Committee had so far approved 19 projects in its various meetings with total investment of about Rs.11825.14 crore. The projects sanctioned so far were coming up in the districts of Nawanshehar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Bhatinda, Sangrur, Ferozepur, Faridkot and Panthankot (Gurdaspur district) and were under various stages of implementation.
With the approval of 14 new Mega Projects total number of approved projects had now gone up to 27 with the total investment of Rs.330103.91 crore, the spokesman added.
Prominent amongst others who attended the meeting included; Local Government Minister Mr. Manoranjan Kalia, Finance Minister Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal, Agriculture Minister Mr. Sucha Singh Langah, Forest Minister Mr. Tiksan Sud, Tourism Minister Mr. Hira Singh Gabria, Revenue Minister Mr.Ajit Singh Kohar, Transport Minister Master Mohan Lal, PWD (B&R) Minister Mr. Parminder Singh Dhindsa, Chief Secretary Mr. R.I. Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr.D.S.Guru, Financial Commissioner Revenue, Ms.Romila Dubey, Financial Commissioner Development Mr.R.S.Sandhu, Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce Mr. S.S.Channey, Principal Secretary Irrigation & Power Mr.Suresh Kumar, Secreary Housing & Urban Development Mr.Arun Goyal, Principal Secretary Forests Mr.R.C. Nayyar and Managing Director Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Mr. S.K.Sandhu.