Himachal Pradesh offers best industrial environment where industrial sector was getting floating power, cheap land and best safe industrial environment where they were required to provide 70 percent employment to local youth. This was stated by Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister while addressing a mammoth public meeting at Bhatiyan in Nalagarh Sub Division of district Solan after he formally inaugurated TIMCO Steel factory today.
Chief Minister said that the industrial units set up in Himachal Pradesh were the witness of the facilities and incentives available to the industrialists with round the clock power supply. He said that to facilitate industrialists the State Government had opened all the offices of PWD, Power, IPH, Excise and Police district besides office of Drug Controller and tehsil to resolve all local grievances of the industrialists. He said that concerned officer had been directed to visit industrialists and resolve all their genuine grievances.
Prof. Dhumal said that common facilitation centre would be opened at Nalagarh soon. He said that road construction in the area would be improved at a cost of Rs. 2.5 crore. He said that men and women working hostels would also be constructed in the area soon to provide comfortable boarding and lodging facilities to the workers. He said that joint efforts would be made to construct such accommodation in industrial area. He said that Hero Honda would be investing Rs. 2000 crore in setting up of its manufacturing unit in Himachal Pradesh. He said that textile park was also being set up at Amb in district Una where employment to 2000 persons would be generated. He said that all such endeavour would give boost to industrial activities in the area.
Chief Minister said that the State Government had been functioning as facilitator to give boost to industrialization in the State. He said that it was unfortunate that the special industrial package announced by former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee had been reduced by three years whereas it was sanctioned for ten years ending in March 2013. He said that the three States sanctioned package were Himachal, Uttrakhand and Jammu and Kashmir which all had different political governments. He said that the State had been pressing hard to get the package extended to its original date of March, 2013 so that the industrialization momentum was maintained.
Chief Minister was presented a draft of Rs. two lakh each by Shri Hari Narayan Singh Saini, local MLA, the newly elected body of Nalagarh Industrial Assocation headed by Shri Prem Sharma as contribution towards Chief Minister Relief Fund.
Shri Kishan Kapoor, Industries Minister said that it was due to the request made by Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister to the then Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee to sanction special industrial package not only to Himachal Pradesh but all special category States. He said that an investment to the tune of Rs. 40,650 crore had been approved of 12828 industrial units generating employment to 4.58 lakh unemployed youth.
Shri Hari Narayan Singh Saini, local MLA welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries to his home segment and thanked him for visiting his home segment. He apprised Chief Minister of various local demands urging him for speeding up of 100 tubewell boring project to bring about green revolution in the area. He urged for construction of one more bridge in the area and upgradation of nine educational institutions.
Shri Baldev Thakur, President, Nalagarh BJP Mandal proposed vote of thanks.
Shri Ramesh Dhawala, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister, Dr. Rajiv Bindal, Health Minister, Shri Gobind Sharma, MLA, Smt. Vinod Chandel, MLA Doon, Shri Mahender Pandey, Organising Secretary, State BJP, Shri Nardev Badola, Spokesman, State BJP, Smt. Rama Thakur, President, Mahila Morcha, Shri Manoj Kumar, Director, Industries, Shri A.S. Rathore, Deputy Commissioner, Shri Prem Thakur, S.P. and prominent people of the area and senior officers of the State Government were present on the occasion.