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, 2010
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Treatment plant to ease pollution woes

Source: The Tribune, New Delhi, Date: , 2010

With the Ministry of Commerce according its principle approval to Rs 60 crore Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) for the industrial hub of Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh (BBN) at a meeting in Delhi today, the pollution woes of the area would be eased. Officials of the BBN Industrial Development Authority, who held a meeting with the ministry’s national productivity council, also received principle approval for widening of three roads, including Chakka road, Thana road and the road abutting on Annapurna hotel. The scheme has been approved under the Centre’s Industrial Infrastructure (cluster) upgrade scheme (IIUS) and its primary objective is to enhance international competitiveness of the domestic industry by providing quality infrastructure through public-private partnership in select functional industrial clusters or locations which have great potential to become globally competitive. The strategy involves providing critical features in industrial locations in terms of physical infrastructure, common facility centre, etc. The authority has been given a six-month period to prepare a detailed project report entailing the actual implementation of the project. Around 1,500 hectare area would be covered under the scheme and a site of 126 bighas has already been set aside at Kenduwala. About 1,000 units would benefit from this facility. The ministry has, however, directed the authority to enhance the share of industry and financial institutions from its present 10 per cent. While the user industries would be the shareholders in the project, Kenduwala would be the centre point where the plant would be set up.