Himachal to set up bio-technology park in Solan

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday decided to set up a bio-technology park in Solan district at a cost of Rs 33.66 crore under PPP mode.
The park would be set up at Aduwal, Nalagarh over an area of 33 acres by Department of Industries, which would provide infrastructural facilities for the speedy development of the park.

In the meeting, the Cabinet also approved concessional TD timber rates to the right holders under Timber Distribution (TD) Policy for the year 2011-12, a statement said. It also extended the time period for submission of Detailed Project Report (DPR) in respect of Small Hydro Electric Projects up to 5 MW capacity from 24 months to 36 months from the date of issuing consent letter for the projects in Lahaul and Spiti.

Extension up to one year will be permissible, subject to payment of extension fee of Rs 10,000 per MW per month.

It also approved change in location and elevation of 13 Small Hydro Electric Power Projects below the capacity of 5 MW.

The Cabinet also decided to provide 4757.77 MT apple procured under Market Intervention Scheme during 2011, free of cost to Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing and Processing Corporation (HPMC) for manufacturing juice and other processed products.