The Punjab government should not complain about the industrial package being given to Himachal Pradesh. Instead,acting as a big brother,they must demand an industrial package for themselves.
This was stated by Himachal Pradesh Health and Revenue Minister Thakur Kaul Singh on his visit to the city on Sunday.
City industrialists gave a memorandum to the minister and asked for a chunk of land in Himachal Pradesh for setting up Ludhiana knitwear and textile industry. Power cuts,heavy input costs,multiple taxes,advance credit deposit scheme in power bills and many other factors were cited as the reason to shift out of the state.
The industrialists were accompanied by Congress MLAs Bharat Bhushan Ashu,Surinder Dawar,and Congress leader Dimple Rana.
Kaul invited the Punjab industry to set up their units in Himachal. We will be providing 24 hours power supply. Industrialists will be free from the heavy taxes of Punjab government. Even land cost is cheaper in HP.
The minister assured the industrialists of providing all clearances related to land within 45 days.
Members of the Knitwear Club were present on the occasion.