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एम.एस. मेहता /M S Mehta 9910532720:

No excise duty waiver in hill states beyond 2010: Anand Sharma
2010-05-08 20:40:00

Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Saturday said there will be no extension of the central excise duty exemption granted to hill states under a special industrial package that expired in March this year.

'There would be no extension of the central excise duty exemption beyond March 2010 granted under a special industrial package to northern hill states (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir) and northeastern hill states after the expiry of the sunset clause,' he said.

The National Democratic Alliance government had granted a special industrial development package to these states in 2003 for 10 years that provided 100 percent excise duty exemption also. But the period was later curtailed to 2010.

'Three major components of the package - income tax benefits and capital and transport subsidies - will continue as per the original time frame in these states,' Sharma told reporters here.

He was here to attend an interactive session organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Sharma refuted the allegations of chief ministers of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand that the central government has discriminated against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled states by not extending the package till its original time frame of 2013.

Sharma said: 'Let me clarify here that the industrial package is alive till March 2013. It's not dead...(except for the central excise duty exemption) the industry will continue to get other benefits


एम.एस. मेहता /M S Mehta 9910532720:
Finally Good news.
The Centre has extended the central industrial package for Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand till March 2013. This was announced by Union Commerce and Industries minister Anand Sharma here.
“After my talk with the PM it was decided to continue the industrial package till 2013. Only one clause (excise) has been changed,” Sharma said here at a CII meet.

“The UPA is a fair and judicious government.The package is being extended despite protests by Punjab and Gujarat,” he said.
The decision came hours before the BJP’s proposed ‘injustice rally’ led by party president Nitin Gadkari in Shimla on Sunday in protest against the expiry of the industrial package after March 2010. The package had been announced by the NDA government in 2003.
Meanwhile, the state is also going to have a spice park at Nadaun in Hamirpur district soon, Sharma said.
“The park will have a storage capacity of 1,000 million tonnes. Rs 27 crore has already been released for this park,” added the minister.
The minister clarified that all benefits of the Centre’s concessional industrial package 2003, other than excise exemption, still stood.
The minister inaugurated an effluent treatment plant in the industrial town of Baddi, which has a capacity of treating 60 million gallons of water.
The Centre has also decided to revive the dying Kangra tea industry through the tea board.
“We are going to rehabiliate 10,000 hectares tea growing area through the tea board,” Sharma said.
“Since the demand of organic tea is very high, we also plan to promote organic tea. The tea board will soon open an office in Palampur,” he said.
The British began cultivation of the Kangra tea in 1882 in and around the Palampur foothills in the Kangra valley some 260-km from here.
The production as well as demandhas seen a drop in recent years

हेम पन्त:
बहुत अच्छी खबर है....

--- Quote from: एम.एस. मेहता /M S Mehta on May 11, 2010, 10:37:58 AM ---
Finally Good news.
The Centre has extended the central industrial package for Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand till March 2013. This was announced by Union Commerce and Industries minister Anand Sharma here.


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हेम पन्त:
Special industrial package: Nishank meets Dhumal to draw common strategy

The chief ministers of two BJP-ruled hill states — Himachal Pradesh’s Prem Kumar Dhumal and Uttarakhand’s Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank — on Wednesday wrote a joint letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, seeking extension of the Central excise exemptions. The benefits were granted up to 2013 under a special industrial package by the NDA government in 2003 but ended abruptly on March 31 this year.

Pokhriyal, who flew down Wednesday morning, held a meeting with Dhumal to draw a common strategy to get the Central excise exemptions restored for the two special category states, the withdrawal of which has triggered widespread resentment in the two states.

“We will wait for the Prime Minister’s response to the letter. This is first step we have taken together. We really want to know the reasons why the Centre has chosen to withdraw the benefits, which were granted by the NDA government for 10 years. It is totally unwarranted and unprecedented action of the Centre, which the two states will resist together,” Pokhriyal told a joint press conference with Dhumal here.

हेम पन्त:
Source : PTI
Dehradun, Jun 27 (PTI) Supporting the demand of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh for extension of Concessional Industrial Package (CIP), senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj today said the party had asked Punjab and Gujarat governments not to oppose incentives to the two hill states.

"We have asked these states (Punjab and Gujarat) to make progress on the basis of what they are getting, and not to oppose the package to Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh," Swaraj told reporters after releasing a booklet on the completion of one year of Nishank Government in office here.

The BJP leader said that the Centre's decision to curtail the CIP to the two states was "totally unjustified."

"Industries had started to come to Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh keeping in view the long period of industrial package, which was scheduled to expire in 2013.


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