Solan: Vying to effectively controlling and minimizing pollution in Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh industrial area, the state government has chalked out plan to establish a modern civic Solid Waste Management Plant in the region.

In a meeting of Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh Industries Association Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced Rs 3 crore for waste management plant and said the plant would go a long way in keeping check on pollution in this industrial area.

The Chief Minister said the state government was working for rapid industrialization but at the same time the government was committed for maintaining the pristine environment of the State.

The Chief Minister announced waiving-off the rental charges of industrial plots and reduction of land sale tax of unearned industrial plots from the existing 50 percent, 30 percent and 20 percent to 20 percent, 10 percent and 5 percent respectively as per the size of the plots.

He said that the state government would explore possibilities to simplify Section 118 to facilitate the entrepreneurs.

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He said that all three major roads in the Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh area would be upgraded by spending Rs. 30 crore.

Industries Minister Bikram Singh said that the endeavour of the state government was to make Himachal Pradesh as the most industrially developed state of the country. He said that the Baddi-Barotiwala and Nalagarh area had emerged as the best industrial area and the government would take all possible steps to make this area as the ideal industrial hub of the country.