Shimla , Jul 15
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur hailed the centre for considering Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh Industrial Area as a ‘Node’ in upcoming eastern industrial corridor viz. Amirtsar-Kolkata industrial corridor.
Thakur was reviewing a meeting of the industries department. He said that this project would go a long way in providing ease of logistics and would give greater impetus to the industrial growth in the State. He said that this would also enhance employment opportunities for the people of the State.
The node would provide potential to integrate the manufacturing clusters of state with the country through the Amritsar-Kolkata industrial corridor.
He said that he had himself taken up this proposal with the then Union Minister for Commerce and Industries Piyush Goyal during his Shimla visit and convinced him that this decision would facilitate the manufacturing as well as agriculture sector.
CM said that state had already allocated a land bank of over 2500 hectare to the Industries department for developing State of the art industrial hubs like Medical Devices Park, Power Equipment Hub, Electronic Manufacturing Cluster, Plastic Park and Electric Devices Hub. Besides, this the State Government has also signed a MoU for setting up of Defence Park
with an investment of over Rs. 5000 crore in the area.
Chief Minister said that with approval of this proposal the State would be eligible for maximum admissible grant of about Rs. 3000 crore for developing industrial infrastructure in and around the freight corridor which would help Himachal Pradesh for setting up necessary industrial infrastructure.
National Industrial Corridor of center is an ambitious infrastructure development programme which aims to develop new industrial cities as Smart Cities. The National Industrial Corridor Development  and Implementation Trust is an apex body for coordinated and unified development of all the five industrial corridors in the country.


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