No river pollution to be allowed in proposed textile park at Ludhiana’s Koom Kalan: CM Bhagwant Mann

Says project will help attract investments and open new vistas of employment for youth

No river pollution to be allowed in proposed textile park at Ludhiana’s Koom Kalan: CM Bhagwant Mann

Bhagwant Mann. File photo

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 28

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday said no river pollution would be allowed in proposed Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel Parks at Koom Kalan in Ludhiana and all environmental clearances and norms as fixed by the Centre and State Pollution Control Boards would be adhered to.

Replying to a call attention moved by MLA Hardeep Singh Mundian, the Chief Minister said the Centre had approved the scheme for setting up seven PM Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (PM MITRA) Parks in partnership with the interested state governments. He said that under this scheme, the proposal for setting up a textile park at Koom Kalan has been sent to the Centre.

The Chief Minister asserted that environmental laws would be followed to ensure that there is no pollution of river waters or any sort of health hazard. He said the ambitious scheme would help attract investments on the one hand and opening new vistas of employment for the youth on the other.

Mann said one of the basic requirements for the project is that the interested state government should have the availability of contiguous and encumbrance-free land parcel of 1,000 acres for the project.

The Chief Minister said the Punjab government had already identified the land in Koom Kalan tehsil in Ludhiana district for the project.

Mann said 463.4 acres of government land in Garhi Fazal, Haider Nagar and Garcha villages had already been transferred under the Optimum Utilisation of Vacant Government Land (OUVGL) scheme to PUDA and 493.99 acres of panchayat land at Sekhowal, Sailkiana and Salempur villages had also been transferred to PUDA after making payments to panchayats.

He said PUDA had already acquired 957.39 acres and the remaining land would be acquired shortly so that the requirement of the 1,000 acres of land could be met.

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