Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said that State Government would ensure health and safety of the industrial workers working in different industrial units set up in the State. Chief Minister said it in the 56th Meeting of the State Level Single Window Clearance and Monitoring Authority, held here under his Chairmanship today. The Authority granted permission to three new industrial units for setting up of their units in different parts of the State involving an investment of about Rs. 60 crore.
Chief Minister said that the State Government had been maintaining cordial relations with the industrial investors and providing them all required services near to their units. He said that he had personally been visiting industrial areas to interact with the industrialists accompanied by senior officers of the State Government to resolve their problems on the spot. He said that a harmonious atmosphere had been created between the government and the industrialists so that more investors were attracted to invest in the State. He said that protection of the interests of the industrial workers coming to Himachal Pradesh from different states of the country was also being ensured. He said that in some cases reports of health hazards amongst the industrial workers had been reported which had been viewed seriously and the State Government had directed the concerned authorities to ensure that health and safety norms as prescribed by Government of India for industrial workers were imposed and implemented by the industrialists in letter and spirit. Dhumal said that the industrialists had been advised to incorporate workers housing plans in their industrial projects which would benefit them with congenial working environment and efficient delivery of services by their workers. He said that Himachal Pradesh had emerged a favourite industrial investment destination to the entrepreneurs keeping in view the quality infrastructural facilities and the industrial friendly environment maintained by the State Government. He said that all such endeavours of the State Government were yielding results as a number of multinational companies were coming forward with their investment proposals thereby giving boost to the industrial economy in the State. He said that the State Government had been selective in granting permission to the prospective investors and were closely scrutinizing the proposals to ensure that it were in the interest of the State and eco-friendly. He said that the State Government was committed to protect its pristine environment while giving boost to industrial development activities hence welcome eco-friendly industries which could contribute significantly towards the economy of the State.
Industries Minister Kishan Kapoor said that the State Government had closely been monitoring the industrial development activities and ensuring that optimum utilization of the natural resources was being ensured by the industrialists. He said that he had been making frequent visits to meet the industrialists to solve their problems so that industrial friendly environment was maintained. J.S.Rana, Commissioner Industries, welcomed the Chief Minister, and conducted proceedings of the Meeting. Rajwant Sandhu, Chief Secretary, Harinder Hira, S.Roy, Additional Chief Secretaries, Dr. Deepak Sanan, Principal Secretary MPP&Power, Ajay Tyagi, Principal Secretary, Agriculture, Dr. Srikant Baldi, Principal Secretary, Finance, Manisha Nanda, Principal Secretary Tourism, Dr. Nagin Nanda, Secretary, Environment and Pollution Control, Sanjay Sood, Member Secretary, HP State Pollution Control Board, R.K.Sharma, Engineer-in-Chief, IPH and other senior officers were present in the meeting.