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Capt announces Rs 3,600 cr worth of development projects for Ludhiana

Ludhiana, August 15 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced a slew of development projects worth over Rs 3,600 crore for Ludhiana district, ranging from infrastructure development to water supply, industries, health and education.
Addressing a gathering after unfurling the Tricolour on the 72nd Independence Day at Guru Nanak Stadium here, the Chief Minister announced allocation of Rs 1,469 crore for a project to shift Ludhiana from the existing groundwater supply to 24×7 surface water supply. The project, he said, had been approved in principle by Department of Economic Affairs, Union Ministry of Finance, and posted to World Bank/ADB for external financing.
In-principle approval had also been received for the establishment of a Civil Enclave at Indian Air Force Station Halwara, he said, adding that the state government was pursuing the matter with the Centre.
While Rs 350 crore had been earmarked for facilitating the development of Hero Cycles Park, as part of Hi-Tech Cycle Valley at Ludhiana, another Rs 250 crore had been set aside for the Oswal Integrated Business Park, said the Chief Minister, adding that these projects would generate employment and give a boost to the state’s industrial development.
Another Rs 117 crore would be spent on a Mega Food Park, to come up over 100 acres at Ladhowal, with Rs 56 crore being earmarked for setting up of 50 MLD CETP for Tashpur Road and Rahon Road, in addition to Rs 55 crore for the 40 MLD CETP for Focal Point Dyeing Industry, said the Chief Minister.
Amarinder also announced Rs 23 crore for 15 MLD CETP at Bahadurgarh Road, work for which had already started, besides Rs 32 crore for development of Focal Points, and Rs 15 crore for development of 11 of the 24 Industrial Clusters which had been taken up for development under the Centre’s MSE-CDP programme.

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