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Posted at: Sep 9, 2018, 12:02 AM; last updated: Sep 9, 2018, 12:02 AM (IST)

Players’ diet, travel wages to go up

Minister says government to help sick industrial units
Players’ diet, travel wages to go up
Industries Minister Bikram Singh Thakur watches a match at the National Sub-Junior Judo Championship in Una on Saturday.

Our Correspondent

UNA, September 8

Industries Minister Bikram Siingh on Saturday said the state government was working towards enhancing the diet and travel allowances for players participating in major sports tournaments so as to attract better talent and provide better amenities to them.

Bikram Singh was speaking at the opening ceremony of the National Under-15 Judo Championship that began at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Sports Complex here. About 1,000 players, representing 33 teams from states and union territories, are participating in the tournament.

The minister said at a recent meeting of the Cabinet, the issue of enhancing player’s diet money and providing travel facilities for participating in major tournaments was discussed.Very soon, the state government would come up with a decision on the issue.

Later, addressing mediapersons, the minister said the clearance for setting up 62 industrial units had been granted under the single-window system by the Industries Department, adding that an investment of thousands of crores of rupees and employment to hundreds of the youth would be made possible.

He said the government would make efforts to provide industrial infrastructure at the upcoming industrial areas of Pandoga in Una district and Kandraudi in Kangra district.

Replying to media queries regarding the revival of sick industrial units in the state, Bikram Singh said the previous Congress government had tried to give financial benefits amounting to Rs 3,000 crore in the name of the revival to a single sick unit. He said the BJP government would not help units which had usurped public money in the name of subsidies, but certainly come to the rescue of those units which were facing financial crunch because of some other problems.

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