Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was presented a cheque of Rs. one crore towards Chief Minister’s Relief Fund on behalf of Himachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board by Industries and Information and Public Relations Minister, Mukesh Agnihotri. Bawa Hardeep Singh, Chairman of the Board was also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion Agnihotri said that State Government was providing additional benefits to entrepreneurs in Himachal Pradesh. He said that the industrial clearances by State Level Single Window Clearances and Monitoring Authority would now be given within 90 days of receiving the application. He said this would help in encouraging the entrepreneurs to invest in the State, which in turn would result in greater economic activities and generate employment avenues to the youth of the State.
Industries Minister said that three new state of the art industrial areas would be set up in the State. He said that these industrial areas would be developed in Una, Solan and Kangra district. He said that Government would provide services of Home Guards jawans on payment basis to the industrial units in the State for ensuring conducive and peaceful environment in the industrial units.
Dr. P.C. Kapoor, Additional Chief Secretary, Industries, Labour and Employment, Nandita Gupta, Labour Commissioner, D.K. Manta, Secretary-cum-Chief Executive Officer, Himachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board and senior officers were present on the occasion.
H.P. Forest Development Corporation also donated Rs. 51 lakh towards Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri presented the cheque to Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.
Chief Minister appealed the people to contribute liberally towards Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. He said that the contribution made towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund would go a long way in mitigating the suffering of poor and needy people.