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Old 03-Mar-2011
State ‘focusing on power generation, infrastructure developm

New Delhi March 3:

Punjab is focusing on power generation, infrastructure development and human resource development, which will provide a good back-up to the industry, said Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal while interacting with captains of the industry here.

Addressing the Chief Minister’s session at the 83rd conference of the FICCI here yesterday on the topic, “Governance for growth and empowerment-how states will play a critical role in addressing these challenges”, he pitched for investment in Punjab saying the state provided ideal opportunities and was the right investment destination. He said the state would be power surplus in the next two years. Three international and three domestic airports were also being established.

With the establishment of an international school of business, IIT, and Central University, Punjab would provide the right human resource back- up to the upcoming industry. He said with the setting up of a knowledge park with research facilities in biotechnology and nanotechnology, Punjab was focusing on future industrial growth. He assured cooperation from the state government to industrialists. The basic concern was to change the dependence of Punjab’s economy on the agricultural sector and give a boost to industrialisation in the state.

He said in an era of open economy, where the industry was no longer dependent upon the Centre or states for licences, the states can attract investment only by strengthening infrastructure and streamlining the process of governance. On power projects, Sukhbir claimed that he personally got them a clearance for environment and pollution besides ensuring rail and coal linkages.

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