Bathinda traders eye shut thermal plant land

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, June 10

Beopar Mandal senior vice-president Amarjit Mehta has urged Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh that of 1,600 acres of the Bathinda thermal plant, which was closed, 100 acres should be allotted to the traders of Bathinda, so that they can set up their industries and contribute to the exchequer.

Mehta said the traders of Bathinda also had a share in this land, as many people of the city lost their lives due to the discharge of fly ash used for power generation. He said as per the rules, the government should allot plots of different sizes to the traders.

He claimed the state government offered Re 1 as lease amount to corporate projects on the land. The land should be given to the traders at the same price by the government to push the traders to start new ventures. Mehta said they would do their best to provide all possible facilities from the government for the progress of traders, even if they had to reach out to representatives of political parties.

Mehta appealed to the organisations in the city to identify the people, who lost their family members due to Covid-19 and were left with no breadwinner. He also announced to bear the education expenses of five children of Covid-affected families in the city.

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