Punjab Govt approves mega projects of Rs 1171 cr


Staff member
Chandigarh October 31:

The Empowered Committee of the Punjab government today approved seven Agri-mega projects and two Housing projects with an investment of Rs 1171 crore which would generate direct and indirect employment for nearly 23,500 people.

Stating this here today, an official spokesman said empowered committee in its meeting held under the chairmanship of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal approved seven Agri-mega projects. These projects included Rice Milling Unit at Tugalwala village in Gurdaspur district with an investment of Rs 35.40 crore, fully automatic rice mill and a power co-generation unit at Rajasansi-Anjala Road, Amritsar (Rs 50 crore), an integrated rice processing, rice godowns and biomass based power co-generation plants at village Jhoke Hari Har in district Ferozepur and village Khyala Kalan in district Mansa (Rs 225 crore).

Among the other approved projects were an integrated vegetable processing plant to produce frozen vegetables and frozen French fries at village Jalvehri Gehlan in district Fatehgarh Sahib (Rs 40 crore), an expansion project of an existing distillery unit and to set up a new power co-generation unit at industrial growth centre, Pathankot (Rs 57 crore), a cotton yarn manufacturing unit at village Bamnna Samana in district Patiala (Rs 33.99 crore) and a grain based distillery unit to manufacture potable alcohol at village Sangat Kalan Dabwali Road Bathinda (Rs 90.60).

The empowered committee also gave green signal to two mega housing projects worth Rs 639 crore. These projects included Housing Township consisting of plots/villas/group housing at village Salamtpur, Dhode Majra, Rasulpur and Saini Majra in Mullanpur Planning area of GMADA over an area of 170 acre at a cost of Rs 350 crore to be developed as Joint venture by Great Punjab Officer Cooperative House Building Society Ltd and Altus Space Builders Pvt Ltd.

The other housing project was a Residential Township abutting Sidhwan Canal, located in village Birmi and Bains at a distance of 6.75 km from Nanaksar Gurdwara Chowk (at the junction of Ferozepur Highway and Southern Bypass) towards Sidhwan at Ludhiana over an area of 120 acre involving a total investment of Rs 289 crore to be developed by Janpath Estates Pvt Ltd.