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Badal asks Pb govt to clear two pending cold chain projects

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Harsimrat Kaur has asked to instruct officials to issue statutory permissions for two cold chain projects sanctioned for

She alleged that granting of permissions have been inordinately delayed.

The for in a letter to the said both cold chain projects had the potential togenerate thousands of direct and indirect jobs for youth and ensure enhanced prices to farmers.

"The apathy of state government functionaries in not granting the required statutory permissions on time is a cause of concern as delaying the projects deprives the farmers and youth of the benefits that they are likely to get as a result of early operationalisation of these projects," she wrote, as per a press release here today.

Giving details, the from Bathinda said the had sanctioned two cold chain projects in in April, 2017.

She said these projects - EBI Pvt, Jalandhar and Asianlak Health Foods, - were required to submit claim for release of first instalment grant along with all the statutory clearanceswithin eight monthsfrom the date of issue of approval.

She said this deadline had already expired in December, 2017.

"While has not been granted CLU (change of land use), Asianlak Health Foods has applied for consent from Punjab Board," she said.

Asking the to expedite the needed approvals, said both projects will go a long way in uplifting the economic condition of farmers by adding value to their produce as well as creating much needed jobs for youth.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 20:45 IST