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Boost to tourism: Traders’ policy to be unveiled on Nov 14

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Amritsar, November 12, 2013
First Published: 00:44 IST(12/11/2013) | Last Updated: 00:45 IST(12/11/2013)

To reinvigorate the tourism sector, the Punjab government will unveil its new traders’ policy in Chandigarh on November 14.

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Announcing this here on Monday, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal, said, “The new policy will provide a new direction to the tourism industry in the state, besides putting tourism on fast track.”

He said the policy would also prove beneficial for tourism industry vis-à-vis tourists from across the world will visit historical cities of Punjab, including Amritsar.

Accompanied by his wife and Bathinda Member of Parliament, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the deputy chief minister also paid obeisance at Golden Temple.

While reiterating his commitment to realise the dream of industrial revolution in the state, Badal said, “Concerted efforts are being taken by Punjab government to set up new industrial units.”
In this context, the deputy chief minister referred to his recent visits to Mumbai, Bangalore, Gurgaon and New Delhi, where he met leading business houses.

“To promote the cause, the Punjab government will organise its maiden Investment Promotion Summit at Mohali from December 9-10,” he added.

Action against Bajwa after probe

On a query regarding purchase of ‘shamlat’ land in Mohali villages by Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Partap Singh Bajwa, the deputy chief minister said the revenue department was holding an inquiry and after considering all facts, necessary legal action would be taken.

On the Delhi Vidhan Sabha polls, he said, “The process of finalising Akali candidates is in the advanced stage of completion and the names will be announced shortly. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is contesting four seats in Delhi. In Rajasthan, the party will support its ally, the BJP.”

Asked about the possibility of swapping the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat with the BJP, the deputy chief minister  said nothing had been discussed in this regard at the party level.

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