Mon, 06 May 2013 15:36:27 GMT

HP to hold Investor Meets and Road Shows to attract investment

Shimla, May 5 (PTI) The Himachal Pradesh government is planning investor meets and road shows in different parts of the country to attract investment to the state and three state-of-the-art industrial areas are being developed on 300 acres land in Solan, Una and Kangra districts.

About 100 acres of land has been identified in each district and infrastructure facilities would be created soon for allotting industrial plots, an official spokesman said.
The focus would be on food processing industry. The government would soon come out with ''Vision Document'' and road map for promotion of the food processing industry. ''Food parks are also being envisaged, he said.

A major incentive for setting industries in the state is abundant supply of electricity at cheapest rates, peaceful law and order situation and industrial peace.
The state government has set up State Level Single Window Clearance and Monitoring Authority headed by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh wherein all clearances are accorded under one roof.
The Single Window Clearance and Monitoring Authority has accorded approval to 38 industrial proposals with an investment of Rs 608.64 crore during past four months.

In order to encourage setting up of new industrial units in the State, promoters are being offered concessional CST of just one per cent from April 1, 2013 and the government is also taking up the matter of extending industrial package for the State up to the year 2020 with the Union government, the spokesperson said.

A ''State Skill Development Council'' is being established to seek convergence of different training programmes being run by various departments and help the trained youth provide opportunities for better placement. The Council will also collaborate with private skill development agencies
The government had already made a provisions for recruitment of at least 70 per cent Himachalis in the local units to ensure jobs to local youth.

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