Himachal Pradesh clears industrial proposals worth Rs 169 cr

Shimla: The State Level Single Window Clearance and Monitoring Authority (SLSWC) on Monday  approved 23 industrial proposals with proposed investment of Rs 168.95 crores and employment opportunities to 922 persons.

The projects included five new proposals and 18 expansion proposals of existing units.

The new proposals approved by the authority included setting up of Controlled Atmosphere Cold Store Integrated with refrigerated vans at a cost of Rs 35.69 crore at Baddi in Solan district by AB Refer Warehouse, Rs 1.2 crore unit of Shakti Bhog at Nalagrh for manufacturing Flour Wheat, Maida, Suzi and proposals of Food Industries Himalaya Ever Green Industry and Paradise Paints India with an investment of Rs 35.63 lakh.

The expansion proposals include unit of Kansal Building Solutions with proposed investment Rs 14.64 crore and employment potential to 28 persons for the manufacture of Autoclaved Cellular Concrete Blocks at Paonta Sahib, Rs 8.46 crore unit of Purogenic Fruit Juices and Rs 14.46 crore expansion unit of Siddartha Super Spinning Mills for manufacturing Synthetic Yarn.

A Rs 18.08 crore unit of Sheela Foam for manufacturing of Comfort Products at Kala Amb, Rs 10.90 crore project by greenply Industries Ltd for manufacture of Laminate Sheet at Nalagarh and Rs 13.36 crore unit of Amico Textiles for manufacturing of all type of yarn and fabric and Polyster staple fibre at Nalagarh were also approved.

Presiding over the meeting, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said the state should get its due share of 7.19 per cent in all the other hydel power under BBMB and 8 per cent free power from all the hydel projects in the state.

He said that as all the above industrial units were cleared by the single window authority, the concerned departments should expedite the other works at their own level so that units could commence production.

Mukesh Agnihotri, Industries minister, briefed the Chief Minister about the industrial growth in the state along with progress made in the matter of revival of industrial package to the state till 2020 as discussed with Union Industries and Commerce minister, Anand Sharma.

He said after the announcement of Special Industrial Package for the state in the year 2003, industries with investment worth Rs 48,000 crores were cleared by SLSWC, out of which investment of only Rs 13,000 crore had been made in the state, indicating some flaw in the system which needs correction.