Badal For Clean, Green And Pollution Free Punjab Calls Upon Industrialists For Massive Plantation Drive Plan To Setup Hostels For The Industrial Women Workers And Migrant Labourers
In a bid to make Punjab clean, green and pollution free, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today called upon the industrialists and entrepreneurs across the state to play a pivotal role thereby adhering to the environmental and pollution norms and initiating a massive campaign for plantation of trees in and around their industrial units.
Sharing his views with the delegation of Confederation of Indian industry CII (Northern Region) in a meeting here at the Chief Minister’s Office, Mr. Badal asked the industrialists not to allow the flow of non-treated industrial effluents, toxic chemicals and sewage into the rivers.
Giving assurance to provide all kind of help and support in this regard, Mr. Badal informed that the state government was also keen to establish de-addiction centers in the state and would look forward for their cooperation to eradicate the menace of drug abuse from the state.
Seeking special attention for quick redressal of issues related to Power, Labour, Agriculture and industry Chairman CII and Managing Director, International tractors Ltd. Mr. Deepak Mittal and Chairman & Managing Director Vardhman Mr. SP Oswal from the state government, the Chief Minister decided to constitute different sub-committees relating to each issue. On the power sector, Mr. Badal asked the Industries department to work out a strategy to save power not only in industrial sector but also in government offices also.
Reiterating the firm commitment of SAD-BJP government for promoting industrial sector, Mr. Badal reminded the delegation that it was only their government that had created Punjab Small Scale Industry and Medium Industry Development Boards during their previous term for overall development and welfare of Industrial sector. He also announced that the state government would soon setup hostels for the industrial women workers and migrant labourers at Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar in a joint venture mode with local industry to provide lodging facilities to the workers on reasonable charges.
Mr. Badal also approved the proposal to setup SEZ for Defence Material manufacturing units. He asked the Industries department to chalk out a plan in this regard and informed that government would soon introduce cotton picking machines in the state.
Speaking on the occasion Managing Director, International tractors Ltd. Mr. Deepak Mittal appreciated the all-out efforts of the state government for bringing Governance reforms, making Punjab self reliant in Power and boosting Agriculture and Industrial sectors in the state.
It was also informed in the meeting that 2500 skill development centers would be setup in the state to impart skill training in different trades for making our youth employable. ITI Ludhiana with the collaboration of Toyota would start one year auto mobile training course at Toyota training-cum-service center where our youth would be imparted training by the engineers of the company.
Prominent amongst others who were present in the meeting included Chief Parliamentary Seceretary Inndustry Mr. NK Sharma Financial Commissioner Development Mr. GS Sandhu, Financial Commissioner Revenue Mr. NS Kang, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. SK Sandhu, Principal Secretary Local Government Mr. Suresh Kumar, Principal Secretary Industries Mr. AR Talwar, Principal Secretary Labour Mr. RC Nayyar, Principal Secretary Science and Technology Mr. Karan A Singh, Principal Secretary Health Ms Vini Mahajan, Principal Secretary Technical Education Mr. SS Channy, Secretary Power Mr. Anirudh Tewari, Secretary School Education Mr. Hussan Lal, Special Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. KJS Cheema, ,Secretary Water Supply and Sanitation Mr. Sanjay Kumar, chairman PPCB Mr. Ravinder Singh besides, members of the delegation included vice Chairman CII Mr. DL Sharma and others.