Himachal industrial units worth Rs 215 crore get nod


Shimla : Two industrial units proposing to bring in an investment of Rs almost Rs 215 crore have been cleared by the Himachal Pradesh government Thursday .

The Rs 196 crore fresh unit of Indian Tecnomac company will manufacture aluminum granules and quick lime generating 624 jobs .

While the Rs 19 crore project of Panacea Biotech will expand its operations in the state and provide 52 jobs , a spokesman of the state government said .

The state earlier also granted permission to recruit 800 constables in the state police . This is also being seen as many as an election sop in an election year .

The cabinet also approved the report of the Benami commission and direct revenue and home departments to initiate further action in the illegal land purchase cases mentioned in the report.

It also allowed re-location of the 30 MW Malana-111 hydro-electric project in Kullu district .

It allowed to enhance capacity of 9 MW Beas Kund hydro electric project to 12 MW by allowing setting up a separate unit to generate 3 MW additional power .

The stamp duty and registration fee structure has been simplified . Approval has been granted to the draft state tax on entry of goods and local area rules .