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Calling the Central package for industry as the duty of any government, he said, "it is unfortunate that Himachal was not clubbed with the special status of Jammu and Kashmir". He claimed that the State Government is aggressively marketing Himachal Pradesh as an attractive destination for potential investors and had convinced organisations like PHDCCI, FICCI and CII to set up industries in the State.
Refuting charges of opposition Bharatiya Janata Party leaders that outside entrepreneurs are not entitled to buy land in the State, he said at least 4 lakh sq. km of industrial plots had been given to industrialists from outside the State. But when asked if it was ensured that these individuals would set up industries in the State and how many of them had started work on the allotted land, the Minister was not able to name a single project.
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