Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh met Anand Sharma, Union Commerce and Industry Minister at New Delhi and discussed to strengthen the industrial infrastructure in the State besides making Himachal Pradesh a favourite destination for investment.

Virbhadra Singh said that the State Government would provide various incentives to the industrialists willing to invest in the State. He said that the State Government would give thrust on promoting industries based on locally available raw material. He said that Government would also come out with an investor friendly industrial policy at the earliest.

Chief Minister urged the Union Minister to cooperate the State for reviving the industrial package for the State. He said that it would assist in bringing industrial investment in the State, besides providing employment to the youth. He said that possibilities would be explored to established textile units in the State and a textile park would be established for the purpose.

Anand Sharma assured the Chief Minister of all possible cooperation from his Ministry. He said that, he would protect the interests of the State so as to make Himachal Pradesh truly an investors’ paradise.

Mukesh Agnihotri, Industries Minister, Himachal Pradesh discussed various initiatives proposed by the State Government for promoting industrial activities in the State with Union Minister. He said that the deputation of Industries Department would visit New Delhi on 4th of next month and present status paper on industrial development in the State. He said that meeting of all the General Managers of the Industry Department would be held at Shimla on 2nd February, 2013.

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