New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): The Central Government has released Rs 75.83 crore central capital investment subsidy to the industrial units of Himachal Pradesh for the current financial year.
Himachal Pradesh Industry Minister Kishan Kapoor, who called on Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma at the Udyog Bhawan here after the meeting said the amount has been released to the Himachal Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation Shimla, which has been declared as nodal agency for disbursement of the subsidy or incentives to industrial units in the state eligible under central capital investment subsidy scheme 2003.
Kapoor said the Himachal Pradesh Government has utilisized the entire sanctioned amount of Rs 29.84 crore during the last financial year.
He requested the Central Government to sanction 2.88 crore as central share for construction of approach road to proposed inland container depot at 'baddi', which is being constructed with total cost of 3.21 crore rupees, an official release said.
Kapoor further said the Himachal Pradesh Government has submitted the revised detailed project report with Commerce Ministry for partly funding the project.
He said that the proposal has been deferred twice in the empowered committee meeting and requested Anand Sharma to intervene to release the funds immediately.
Kapoor requested Sharma to provide liberal financial assistance for construction of Rs 11.84 crore cost truck parking facility at Sandholi at baddi in Solan district for smooth flow of traffic and told him that parking facility will provide space of 1500 vehicles which are otherwise parked at different locations alongside the roads leading to traffic jams in the area.
Himachal Pradesh Industry Minister said that Baddi Barotiwala Nalagarh Development Authority (BBNDA) has prepared detailed project report in this regard, which has been sent to Union Commerce Ministry for funding the project.
He said that the proposal has been twice listed in the empowered committee meeting for approval, but has been deferred and request the union minister for early sanction of the project.
He further informed that a Central delegation will visit Himachal Pradesh shortly to examine the scope for revival of nurpur silk mill to give boost to the silk industries in the state.
During the meeting, Kapoor also demanded the marketing facilities for handicrafts and handloom industries at national and international markets.
He said that the demand of the handloom and handicrafts has increased manifold in recent years and the state should be given incentives and facilities to tap the market, which will strengthen economy at grass root level besides providing employment opportunities to village artisans and skilled workers.
Meanwhile, Anand Sharma appreciated the points raised by Himachal Pradesh Government and assured positive response in this regard. (ANI)