Govt mulls to make changes in Industrial Policy : CM

Shimla (QNN)

A delegation of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Himachal Chapter, led by its Chairman, Subodh Gupta, and Vice Chairman, Gagan Kapoor called on Chief Minister, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu here today.

Chief Minister said that the State Government was contemplating a proposal for setting up a Dedicated Investment and Facilitation Bureau in the State. This will not only  help in providing all clearance and approvals in time bound manner but will enhance the momentum of investment in the State and  besides, it will  play a pivotal role in making Himachal Pradesh as the most preferred investment destination for the investors.

The Chief Minister said this bureau would provide ‘one stop solution’ for the investors in various sectors such as Industries, Tourism, Food Processing, Ayurveda, IT/Information Technology Enabled Services (ITeS),  Power, Health and Education Institutions.

The Chief Minister said that proposed Bureau will have vested powers for granting approvals and clearances for the projects above Rs.10 crore.

The State Government also mulls to make essential changes in the Industrial Policy and give facilities to entrepreneurs to invest in Himachal Pradesh stated the Chief Minister.  He said that electric vehicles would be given added preference and urged the industrialists to invest in this sector so that we could maintain the Green and Clean environment. To strengthen the rural economy, the State Government will promote dairy based small scale industries by purchasing milk from the farmers at better prices, reiterated the Chief Minister.

 The State Government is aware of major problems of the industrialists and assured all possible help to solve their genuine issues. He said that air connectivity was being strengthened by constructing heliports in all the district headquarters. Besides this, the rail connectivity and four-laning of major roads was also under process.

Earlier the Chairman of CII, Subodh Gupta detailed the Chief Minister on behalf of the CII and appreciated the proposal of the State Government for establishing a dedicated Investment and Facilitation Bureau in the State.

 Vice Chairman, CII, Gagan Kapoor and other delegates placed forth their various issues.

Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister, Shri Anirudh Singh, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Sanjay Awasthy, Principal Private Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Vivek Bhatia, OSD to Chief Minister Gopal Sharma were also present on the occasion amongst others.