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Industries Minister for diversification of activities of SIDC

Industries and Information and Public Relations Minister, Mukesh Agnihotri Presiding over the BOD meeting of H.P. State Handicrafts and Handloom Corporation Ltd. at Shimla today.

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Shimla , 28 Jun 2013

The State Industrial Development Corporation (SIDC) should ensure expansion of its activities so that it could become more vibrant and self-reliant. This was stated by Shri Mukesh Agnihotri Industries Minister, while presiding over the meeting of the Board of Directors of State Industrial Development Corporation, here today.While reviewing the progress of SIDC, Shri Agnihotri said that the SIDC should play pro-active role in industrial development of the State. He said that the activities of SIDC have increased with the merger of Nahan Foundry and Small Scale Industrial Export Corporation. He said that time bound and amicable settlement of various loan cases should be ensured in order to avoid litigation and waste of time. 

Agnihotri said that the Corporation should ensure quality execution of civil works besides recovery of loans from the beneficiaries. It was informed in the meeting that the Corporation had set a target of generating income of Rs. 96.94 lakh through steel and bitumen trading.

Ajay Bhandari, Managing Director, SIDC conducted the proceedings of the meeting and detailed various activities if the Corporation.Non-Official Directors of the Board of Directors of the Corporations also gave their valuable suggestions.

Dr P.C.Kapoor Additional Chief Secretary, Industries, Shri Mohan Chauhan, Director Industries, Shri J.S. Walia, Managing Director, State Financial Corporation, Shri Rajesh Sharma Special Secretary Finance were present in the meeting among others.

Meeting of BOD of GIC

Meeting of Board of Directors of Himachal Pradesh General Industries Corporation Ltd. (GIC) was held under the chairmanship of Shri Mukesh Agnihotri, Industries Minister, here today. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Agnihotri said that General Industries Corporation should persify its activities in areas such as supply of grit, sand and other construction material. He said that the State Government would take up the matter at appropriate level for ensuring environmental clearances for these endeavours. It was informed in the meeting that Corporation had earned a profit of Rs. 1.27 crore during the first two months of the current financial year. Non-official directors in the Board of Directors of GIC also gave their valuable suggestions.

J.S.Rana, Managing Director, GIC conducted the proceedings of the meeting.Dr P.C.Kapoor Additional Chief Secretary, Industries, Shri Mohan Chauhan, Director Industries, Shri Rajesh Sharma Special Secretary Finance were present in the meeting among others. 

Meeting of BOD of Himachal Pradesh Khadi and Village Industries Board

Although the Khadi Board had been instrumental in generating sustainable employment to a large segment of traditional and prospective artisans and rural and urban unemployed youth in the State, still it was an irony that the financial condition of State Khadi and Village Industries Board was a matter of concern. This was stated by Shri Mukesh Agnihotri, Industries Minister, while presiding over the Meeting of Board of Directors of Himachal Pradesh Khadi and Village Industries Board held here today.

Agnihotri said that the State Government would take up the matter of bailing out the Khadi Board from financial losses with the Government of India. He said that it had been the endeavour of the Board to bring together widely dispersed traditional artisans in rural areas and provide them self-employment opportunities. 

Kailash Chand Gaur, Chief Executive Officer of HP State Village and Khadi Industries Board, welcomed the Minister. Non-official directors of the BOD also gave their valuable suggestions.Dr P.C. Kapoor Additional Chief Secretary, Industries, Shri Mohan Chauhan, Director Industries, Shri Rajesh Sharma Special Secretary Finance were present in the meeting among others.

 

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