Sukhbir promises to revive industry at Goindwal Sahib

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Aug 10, 2015 08:39 IST

Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday said that the state government had chalked out a comprehensive plan to revive the industrial focal point in the historical town of Sri Goindwal Sahib.

He said that the government had already allotted land to Nerolac Paints and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to set up their units here.
Talking to mediapersons after paying obeisance at the Golden Temple here, along with his wife and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, he said that under the industrial revival plan, the government would allocate more industrial plots to some of the major industrial houses of the country at Goindwal.

Terming the second Investors Summit held at Bengaluru as a platform that showcased the investment opportunities in the state by offering maximum incentives across the nation, Badal said the state government had received a huge response not only from industrial giants in India but also from countries like France, Poland, Hungry and Taiwan. Besides, during the investment promotion tour of Bengaluru and Thiruvananthapuram, IT giant Infosys also announced to start the construction of its largest campus with a capacity of 25,000 employees next month in Punjab, he claimed.

He also said that Volvo Motors would also set up a production unit in the state and their team to identify a suitable location for the same would arrive in November.


Replying to a question about the rallies being organised by former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Sukhbir said, "He (Amarinder) has a single agenda to grab the captaincy of the Punjab Congress from Partap Singh Bajwa".

He alleged that both Captain and Bajwa were involved in a personal battle for their political survival and they had nothing to do with Punjab.


The deputy chief minister also made it clear that the law would take its own course in a case registered against the PA (personal assistant) to BJP president Kamal Sharma and there would be zero tolerance for the culprits. He also clarified that the case had nothing to do with Kamal Sharma but involved his PA.


On Swachh Punjab campaign, he said that after the launch of this drive at SAS Nagar, the state government would now concentrate on the holy city of Amritsar. The holy city would be cleaned through a mechanised cleanliness system, he said.


On the issue of premature release of Sikh prisoners, the deputy CM said that the Supreme Court had "banned" the release of any prisoners before completion of their conviction terms and states were bound to implement the court verdict.

He said the Punjab government had already taken all possible steps to facilitate the release of Sikh prisoners on parole.

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