Punjab will demand review of tax holiday to neighbouring states: CM

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bathinda
  • Updated: Sep 12, 2014 22:23 IST

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said here on Friday that the state government would soon impress upon the Central government for review of the tax holiday granted to neighbouring states, which was proving detrimental to the growth of industry in the state.

Badal, who was on a two-day visit of Talwandi Sabo assembly constituency to hold sangat darshan programmes in various villages, told mediapersons that besides demanding review of the special facilities granted to neighboring states, it would also ask for a special package for the state's industrial sector.

Badal said the NDA government at the Centre was only three-month-old and was busy putting the nation back on the development path, where the Congress had miserably failed," he said.

Badal said there was an urgent need to set up skill development centers so that youngsters are imparted vocational skills and turn out to be industry-ready professionals. He called upon youngsters to become entrepreneurs by venturing into dairy and allied sectors that also generate employment for others.

He said that the state government was also committed to provide drinking water in each village for which efforts were being done on a war footing. He directed the public works department to work on people's priority and fulfill the basic amenity of clean drinking water.

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