Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government would ensure that the industrial houses particularly in Baddi, Barotiwala and Nalagarh area would be facilitated to start their operations. Chief Minister was interacting with the office bearers of Baddi, Barotiwala and Nalagarh Industrialists Association through video conferencing from Shimla today.Chief Minister said that the State Government would take all necessary steps for smooth movement of workforce besides strengthening the supply chain of raw material and furnished goods from the industries. He said that sufficient number of trucks would be provided to facilitate transportation of goods from the industries. He said that since textile industries in the area were employing a huge chunk of workforce they should explore the option of deploying local labourers to ensure their smooth operation.Jai Ram Thakur said that all the industrial units would be provided auto extension of various approvals to facilitate the industrial houses. He said that the State Government would also take up the matter with the Government of India for providing salary to the employees registered under ESI.
He also appreciated the efforts of the pharma industry for resuming production in majority of their units. He said that out of total 370 pharma units over 250 have resumed production.Chief Minister also appreciated the efforts of the Association for their Community Social Responsibility by providing dry and cooked ration to the workers stranded in Baddi, Barotiwala and Nalagarh area. Chief Minister assured the members of Association that all their genuine demands would be considered sympathetically. President, Baddi, Barotiwala and Nalagarh Industrialists Association Sanjay Khurana apprised the Chief Minister regarding various issues of the industrialists.Chief Secretary Anil Khachi, Additional Chief Secretary MPP and Power Ram Subhag Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Industries Manoj Kumar, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sanjay Kundu, Secretary Environment and Science Technology Rajneesh, Labour Commissioner S.S. Guleria and other senior officers attended the meeting.