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New industrial hub will be developed in Kullu district, says industry minister

Himachal Pradesh industry minister Mukesh Agnihotri on Saturday told mediapersons that the government has got positive response from the investors of other states who were ready to invest in Himachal.

chandigarh Updated: Nov 22, 2014 20:35 IST
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Himachal Pradesh industry minister Mukesh Agnihotri on Saturday told mediapersons that the government has got positive response from the investors of other states who were ready to invest in Himachal. He said a new industrial hub would be developed in Kullu district that would create job opportunities for the people of the state.

"The state government is looking for suitable land for the establishment of new industrial units, which will benefit the people of the district. Kullu district has vast potential for development of industries and tourism sectors. The government is focusing on to explore these sectors in the district, which will generate employment opportunities for the youths at their door steps," he added.

It must be mentioned that, recently, chief minister Virbhadra Singh along with Mukesh Agnihotri had visited other states like Gujarat and Karnataka to woo the investors and industrialists to set up their establishments in Himachal Pradesh and had received positive response during their tour.

Meanwhile, making a scathing attack on BJP, he said the BJP leaders were trying to mislead the people of the state. "They say opening of industries in Himachal Pradesh will increase the pollution level in the state. But why do they forget the fact that their own Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited other countries to woo investors and industrialists and the move was much appreciated by the saffron party leaders. This reveals their narrow mindedness. They cannot appreciate the move of the state government for developmental works even," said Agnihotri.

According to Agnihotri, the state government was mulling over to use the resources like minerals and water to generate revenue for the development of the state. "After winter session, a meeting with industrialists of other states will be organised in Delhi to encourage them to invest in Himachal Pradesh. To woo the investors, the state government has decided not to increase the electricity tariffs for the next five years," he added.

The industry minister was here to attend the centenary ceremony of Government Senior Secondary School, Jarri, where he awarded students of the school and urged them to take active participation in all kind of social activities, besides academic and sports.