Govt sanctions medical devices park in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh has been sanctioned a medical devices park, by the Central government with the grant-in-aid of Rs 100 crore, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. The Chief Minister hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sanctioning the park to be developed in Nalagarh in Solan district where land measuring 265 hectares has been identified. The Chief Minister said the estimated cost of this park would be Rs 266.95 crore and Rs 160.95 crore would be borne by the state government.

The Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers had notified the guidelines of the Promotion of Medical Devices Park scheme that targetted to set up four medical devices parks in the country.

The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister said the state was expecting an investment of over Rs 5,000 crore with a turnover of Rs 20,000 crore and gainful employment for about 10,000 people. The park will give a big boost to the second stage of industrialization apart from producing consumer goods,. 

The Chief Minister said that this park would be first such set-up in northern India and would give big boost to second stage of industrialisation, apart from producing consumer goods. It would also have industries producing capital goods such as plants and machinery.

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